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      You Never Can Tell

      1951 1h 18m Fantasy List
      Reviews 89% Audience Score 100+ Ratings After inheriting the immense fortune of his eccentric master, a German Shepherd named King is one wealthy dog -- and the subject of a murder plot. When he's poisoned, his loyal caretaker, Ellen (Peggy Dow), is blamed, and the loyal King begs to be sent back to Earth to clear her name. Placed in the body of detective Rex Shepard (Dick Powell), he and his assistant, racehorse-turned-woman Goldie (Joyce Holden), will take to the streets to uncover who murdered the prosperous dog. Read More Read Less

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      Michael Barrett PopMatters Fantasy, comedy, romance, reincarnation, animals and murder are ingredients for You Never Can Tell, a whimsical story with spoofs of film noir. May 11, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Michael L Surprise plot twist, most enjoyable comedy. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/14/24 Full Review Audience Member Great movie! One of the finest! Weaves scifi and comedy. Good Vs. Bad. They don't make movies like this anymore. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review ashley h You Never Can Tell is an excellent film. It is an ex-police/army dog, German Shepherd, named King inherits a fortune from an eccentric millionaire. Dick Powell and Peggy Dow give fantastic performances. The screenplay is good but a little in places. Lou Breslow did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed watching this motion picture because of the humor and mystery. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Best Movie EVER! HILARIOUS!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Tremendously entertaining but rather unknown comedy with Dick Powell and Peggy Dow. Peggy plays the secretary of a extremly wealthy german shepherd, called King(yeah, you see, the dog inherited the money from his very rich but diseased master). Suddenly one day, out of nowhere, a man named Perry attends to the state, claiming that he is a good friend of King, who knew each other during the war. But this man (who was rather an old enemy of King) is only after King's money, and plans to marry the secretary who will inherit King's money after King's death (which Perry intends to hasten). King, after being killed and hearing that his beloved secretary is being wrongfully accused of the murder of him (and therefor she won't be able to inherit the money), he is allowed to return to earth for 24 hours, to get the chance to frame the killer with the help of a deseased racing horse. So King, reincarniated as Detective Rex Shepard(haha), played by Dick Powell, accompanied by Goldie (the reincarnated racing horse) are doing their best to get close to the secretary and reveal the truth. Very funny movie, in a silly way. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis After inheriting the immense fortune of his eccentric master, a German Shepherd named King is one wealthy dog -- and the subject of a murder plot. When he's poisoned, his loyal caretaker, Ellen (Peggy Dow), is blamed, and the loyal King begs to be sent back to Earth to clear her name. Placed in the body of detective Rex Shepard (Dick Powell), he and his assistant, racehorse-turned-woman Goldie (Joyce Holden), will take to the streets to uncover who murdered the prosperous dog.
      Director
      Lou Breslow
      Producer
      Leonard Goldstein
      Production Co
      Universal International Pictures
      Genre
      Fantasy
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 18m