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It's Showtime (1976)

G | | Documentary | April 1976 (USA)
A collection of film clips profiling animal actors.


Paul M. Heller (uncredited), Alan Myerson (uncredited) | 1 more credit »


Alan Myerson


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Credited cast:
Rin Tin Tin ... (archive footage)
Flipper ... Flipper (archive footage)
Trigger ... Trigger (archive footage)
Daisy ... Herself (archive footage)
Pal Pal ... Lassie (archive footage) (as Lassie)
Asta ... (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Cagney ... (archive footage)
Jimmy Durante ... (archive footage)
Cary Grant ... (archive footage)
Maureen O'Sullivan ... (scenes deleted)
Dick Powell ... (archive footage)
Ronald Reagan ... (archive footage)
Mickey Rooney ... (archive footage)


A collection of film clips profiling animal actors.

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Release Date:

April 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crazy Animals See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The longest continuous clip is from National Velvet (1944). See more »

Crazy Credits

We wish to acknowledge our appreciation to those gifted Producers, Writers, Actors, Craftsmen and especially the Animal Trainers who were responsible for the films used to compile this motion picture. See more »


Features Solomon and Sheba (1959) See more »


Fido and Me
Music by Louis Alter
Lyrics by Edward Heyman
Performed by Gene Kelly in clip from Living in a Big Way (1947)
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24 May 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

It's Showtime (1976)

** (out of 4)

Documentary in the same vein as That's Entertainment except this one highlight various animal acts throughout the history of cinema. Dogs, cats, horses, apes and various other animals get put in the spotlight as we see clips from hundreds of movies. Flipper, Frances the Talking Mule, Rin Tin Tin, Lassie and a few others get their own segments as well. I guess these types of documentaries have their benefits but I've always felt they were rather tame because it's hard to fully enjoy what you're seeing outside the context of their original films. I've seen a lot of the movies that have clips here and the clips just don't have the same magic as they do when viewed in the original film. The best moment in the film are the clips of Rin Tin Tin. I've only seen one of his movies but that one movie was enough to call this dog amazing but that doesn't come across here because the clips, while great looking, are backed by some silly music, which really takes away from the scene.

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