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You Never Can Tell ()


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An ex-army dog inherits a fortune from his eccentric millionaire owner, and which is poisoned, asks the leader in the heaven for animals to send him back to Earth, as a human private investigator, to solve his own murder.

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Rex Shepard
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Ellen Hathaway
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Golden Harvest aka Goldie Harvey
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Perry Collins
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Grandpa Hathaway
Lou Polan ...
Police Sergeant Novak
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Police Lt. Gilpin
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Nicholas - Lindsay Butler (as Will Vedder)
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Detective
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Detective Lt. Louie Luisetti (as Ott George)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Minor Role (uncredited)
Tony Barr ...
Jail Inmate (uncredited)
Richard Bartell ...
Waiter (uncredited)
Genevieve Bell ...
Dowager (uncredited)
Margaret Bert ...
Factory Worker (uncredited)
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Man on Street (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ...
Man in Bar (uncredited)
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Prisoner (uncredited)
Juanita Close ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Cop (uncredited)
Jack Daly ...
Factory Worker (uncredited)
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Idylwild Kennel Man (uncredited)
Watson Downs ...
Slott, Dog House Salesman (uncredited)
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Bus Driver (uncredited)
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Police Turnkey (uncredited)
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King (uncredited)
Jack Gargan ...
Smitty - Wiretapper Detective (uncredited)
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Prisoner in Jail (uncredited)
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Squint Eye (uncredited)
Joy Hallward ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Larry Johns ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Gorilla - Wrestler / Prisoner (uncredited)
Freeman Lusk ...
Major Smith - Kennel Operator (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
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Andrew Lindsay (uncredited)
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Motor Cop (uncredited)
Les Raymaster ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Jack Reynolds ...
Cab Driver (uncredited)
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Dog House Salesman (uncredited)
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Headwaiter (uncredited)
Clarence Straight ...
Vic - a Cop (uncredited)
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Jail Inmate (uncredited)
Sara Taft ...
Mrs. Bowers (uncredited)

Directed by

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Lou Breslow

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Lou Breslow ... (story)
 
Lou Breslow ... (screenplay) and
David Chandler ... (screenplay)

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Leonard Goldstein ... producer

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Hans J. Salter

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Maury Gertsman ... director of photography

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Frank Gross

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Alexander Golitzen
Bernard Herzbrun

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Russell A. Gausman
Ruby R. Levitt

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Bill Thomas ... (gowns)

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Joan St. Oegger ... hair stylist
Bud Westmore ... makeup artist

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John Sherwood ... assistant director (uncredited)

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Leslie I. Carey ... sound
Richard DeWeese ... sound

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David S. Horsley ... special photography

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Frank Barnes ... dog trainer: Flame (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

An ex-police/army dog (German Shepherd), named King inherits a fortune from an eccentric millionaire. But someone poisons him for his fortune, and he gets to go back to earth as a human detective to bring his killer to justice, and protect the girl who used to look after him. Written by Kathy Li

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Taglines A PICTURE FOR PEOPLE WHO THINK THEY'VE SEEN EVERYTHING! (original poster-all caps) See more »
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Also Known As
  • One Never Knows (United States)
  • You Never Know (United Kingdom)
  • Héritiers, strychnine et compagnie (France)
  • Vengador del más allá (Mexico)
  • Niciodată nu poţi să ştii (Romania)
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  • 78 min
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Trivia The dog's name in the film is King, and when he becomes human his name is Rex. "Rex" is the Latin word for "king." See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Meatcleaver Massacre (1977). See more »
Quotes Rex Shepherd: Oh Goldie, these are humans we're dealing with. You can't tell them the truth and expect them to believe it.
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