War Dogs (1942) - Rotten Tomatoes

War Dogs (1942)

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Movie Info

In this patriotic film, a good-hearted boy donates his best friend to the Dogs for Defense, an government organization that trained household dogs for the military during WW II. Following training, the canine recruit is assigned to keep a defense plant safe from saboteurs. Coincidentally, the boy's boozy father also works at the plant. The father redeems himself, and the dog becomes a hero when they team up to stop the enemy from blowing up the factory.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Drama
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Written By:
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Studio:
Monogram

Cast

Billy Lee
as Billy Freeman
Addison Richards
as Capt. William 'Wild Bill' Freeman
Kay Linaker
as Joan Allen
Bradley Page
as Judge Roger Davis
John Berkes
as Stoner
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Critic Reviews for War Dogs

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Audience Reviews for War Dogs

Great title, lousy movie. Makes out more to be a public service or civil defense film targeted at American audiences. I hesitate to offer the usual treatment of the film due to its less than impressive acting and plot, if you want to call it a plot. 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Reviews of the film: 1 "you all have to look it! it was a good picture! me and my brother and my sister and my brother and my mother and my father and my dogs think about it as about a good movie." 2 "Even by Monogram Studios standards, this is a pretty bad film. Some of the problem is the acting, some the very schmaltzy writing and some is just the overuse of stock footage which made this fictionalized story seem more like a dull documentary. Regardless, it's tough not to love this film." Director: S. Roy Luby Writers: John Vlahos (screenplay), Ande Lamb (original story) Cast Complete credited cast: Billy Lee ... Billy Freeman Addison Richards ... Capt. William 'Wild Bill' Freeman Bradley Page ... Judge Roger Davis Kay Linaker ... Joan Allen Herbert Rawlinson ... David J. Titus Lee Phelps ... Sgt. Day John Berkes ... Sam Stoner - Grocer Bryant Washburn ... Col. Mason George N. Neise ... Hans - Saboteur (as George Neise) Donald Curtis ... Fred - Saboteur (as Don Curtis) Runtime:64 min Sound Mix:Mono Color:Black and White

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