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The Fabulous Joe (1947)

Approved | | Action, Comedy, Fantasy | 29 August 1947 (USA)
The adventures of a talking dog.

Director:

Harve Foster

Writers:

Hal Roach Jr. (story), Jack Jevne (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Walter Abel ... Milo Terkel
Margot Grahame ... Emily Terkel
Marie Wilson ... Gorgeous Gilmore
Donald Meek ... Henry Cadwallader, Lawyer
Sheldon Leonard ... Louie
Howard Petrie ... George Baxter
Nana Bryant ... Mrs. Belmont
Clarence Kolb ... Cornelius Belmont, II
John Miles ... Cornelius Belmont III (as Johnny Miles)
Barbara Bates ... Debbie Terkel
Donald MacBride ... Lawyer Gilbert
Lucien Littlefield ... Judge
Dorothy Christy ... Grace
John Eldredge ... Charlie
Al Bridge ... Florida Club Bartender
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Storyline

Milo Terkel has a social-climbing wife, Emily, who is preoccupied with being involved with the rest-stops-for-birds-flying-south project of Mrs. Cornelius Belmont; a spend-thrift daughter, Debbie, preoccupied with her engagement to Cornelius Belmont III; and an over-the-hill, aging ex-jock of a brother-in-law, George Baxter, who free-loads off of and lives with the Terkel family. Enter Lawyer Henry Cadawaller who informs Milo he has inherited a dog, Joe, which the late owner guarantees will change Milo's life. It does, as Joe can talk (but does so only to Milo), and Joe is full of advice, mostly with dire consequences for Milo. Joe's first pearl of wisdom advises Milo to get tough at home, he does, and wife and daughter and even the hard-to-offend George depart.Milo goes to a bar and Joe soon has him involved with Gorgeous Gilmore, girl friend of Louie who is one tough cookie indeed and prone (actually programmed) to get physical. Joe makes Gorgeous fall into a park lake across the ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A HOWLEROO THAT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU! (original poster-all caps)

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fabulous Joe - puhuva koira See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Cinecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Florida Club Bartender: Mister, never interfere between a guy and his dame. If he don't sock you, she will.
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Alternate Versions

Shown in black & white TV version from Hallmark Entertainment. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Song of the South (2017) See more »

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Marie Wilson Was Great
30 June 2007 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

This is definitely a way out comedy about a man, Milo Terkel,(Walter Abel) who is hen-pecked by his wife, daughter and live-in brother-in-law who is a free loader. The story starts off with Emily Terkel,(Margot Grahame) and her husband Milo Terkel in a court room and the judge wants to know what caused this couple to want a divorce. The story has a flash back to what brought all these troubles to their marriage. Milo inherits a dog named Fabulous Joe, who is able to talk and only to Milo and this Joe dog starts telling Milo to stop letting his family walk all over him and to put his foot down and gain back the respect from all the members of his family, namely his wife, daughter and live in brother-in-law. Gorgeous Graham, (Marie Wilson) is a very sexy blonde who gets involved with Milo which adds to his problems and the story goes around and around with Milo trying to hid this hot gal in his bedroom without being seen. Very low budget film and not worth viewing.


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