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A Boy and His Dog (1946)

One Friday afternoon, young Davy Allen discovers that a dog, Buck, is badly wounded around the neck because of the collar he is forced to wear by his owner, Mr. Thornycroft. When Buck comes... See full summary »

Director:

LeRoy Prinz

Writers:

Samuel A. Derieux (story "The Trial in Tom Belcher's Store"), Saul Elkins (screenplay)
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Won 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Harry Davenport ... Squire Jim Kirby
Billy Sheffield Billy Sheffield ... Davy Allen
Dorothy Adams ... Mrs. Allen
Russell Simpson ... Mr. Thornycroft
Eddy Waller ... Sheriff Kelly (as Eddie Waller)
Fleeta the Dog Fleeta the Dog ... Buck
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One Friday afternoon, young Davy Allen discovers that a dog, Buck, is badly wounded around the neck because of the collar he is forced to wear by his owner, Mr. Thornycroft. When Buck comes through the yard's fence, Davy removes the collar. Even though Davy tells Buck to stay in his owner's yard, Buck follows him home anyway. Along the way, he greets Squire Kirby, the circuit magistrate, who is driving his buggy to town. When Davy gets home, he tells his mother he doesn't know whose dog Buck is, and she allows Davy to keep him. On Monday morning, Mr. Thornycroft comes to the Allen house and accuses Davy of stealing his dog. Davy refuses to give up Buck and even threatens Thornycroft with a rock. Later that day the sheriff advises Davy and his mother that Thornycroft has sworn out a warrant, and they are to appear before the magistrate the next day. After hearing the evidence, Squire Kirby tells Thornycroft that in addition to being the circuit magistrate, he is the local president of ... Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@verizon.net>

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Genres:

Short | Drama | Family

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Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Technicolor Specials (1946-1947 season) #3: A Boy and His Dog See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The first time Mrs. Allen reads from the Bible it is from 1 Samuel 17:50. The second time it is from Proverbs 9:8-9. See more »

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SPCA brought to light
6 October 2019 | by cwiddallSee all my reviews

A Boy and His dog is a wonderful sweet short film (1946) that I saw on Turner Classic movies late one night that followed the 1943 classic "Lassie Come Home". Oh, I can't wait to get a dog someday! Given the Oscar for Best Short Subject it brings to light the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). Luckily TCM plays shorts often and they are always such gems. Harry Davenport, the great character actor, plays the squire. You'll remember him as Dr. Meade from Gone With The Wind.


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