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You Never Can Tell (1951)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy | 23 September 1951 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Lou Breslow

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Lou Breslow (story), Lou Breslow (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dick Powell ... Rex Shepard
Peggy Dow ... Ellen Hathaway
Joyce Holden ... Golden Harvest aka Goldie Harvey
Charles Drake ... Perry Collins
Albert Sharpe Albert Sharpe ... Grandpa Hathaway
Lou Polan Lou Polan ... Police Sergeant Novak
Frank Nelson ... Police Lt. Gilpin
William Vedder William Vedder ... Nicholas - Lindsay Butler (as Will Vedder)
Frank Gerstle ... Detective
Anthony George ... Detective Lt. Louie Luisetti (as Ott George)
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Storyline

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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A PICTURE FOR PEOPLE WHO THINK THEY'VE SEEN EVERYTHING! (original poster-all caps)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

One Never Knows See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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 »

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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On My All Time Favorite Film List!
18 February 2003 | by YoPecSee all my reviews

I saw this film when I was a kid and loved it! What I wouldn't give to have it restored and on DVD! The story is great, the acting snappy and the comedy superb! A rich old man dies and leaves all his money to his pet dog, Rex. The old gent's lovely young secretary is charged with the care of the dog and is happy to do so. But the dog gets poisoned and the secretary is arrested. Meanwhile, Rex arrives at the judgment seat for animals. Good animals go to Animal Heaven. Bad animals must return to Earth to live as a human! (Called `humals'). Rex has a ticket to animal heaven but he wants to go back to Earth to clear the secretary, whom he is sure did not murder him. He is given three days as a humal to solve the crime and given an assistant, a racehorse named Golden Harvest. The duo return to Earth as Rex Shepard, PI and his assistant, Goldie Harvest. It's all the more humorous as Rex munches on dog biscuits and Goldie has a nose bag for a purse, tiny horseshoes on the soles of her shoes and can outrun a bus! They solve the crime, but Rex falls in love with the pretty young secretary and now must decide if he should go to animal heaven or stay on earth as a humal! Goldie helps him decide but pointing out the girl's father is a humal-part Scottish terrier (you can see the resemblance!) A great film!


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