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A Mutt in a Rut (1949)

Dogface has to compete with a kitten for his owner's attention when the owner lets one in left out in the snow.


Izzy Sparber (as I. Sparber)


Carl Meyer (story), Jack Mercer (story)


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Uncredited cast:
Jackson Beck Jackson Beck ... Saint Bernard / Bulldog Angel (voice) (uncredited)
Gwen Davies Gwen Davies ... Dogface's Mistress (voice) (uncredited)
Sid Raymond Sid Raymond ... Dogface (voice) (uncredited)


Dogface has to compete with a kitten for his owner's attention when the owner lets one in left out in the snow.

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Release Date:

27 May 1949 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Famous Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Be Careful What You Wish For
7 August 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This was a pleasant surprise, funnier than I anticipated.

By the way, I wonder how many times a cartoon back in these days (1930s-1950s) began with the song "There's No Place Like Home," playing in the background? That's the setup here as dog is enjoying the fireplace and life of ease until his owner, an Irish lady, discovers a little stray cat outside the front door. She brings him in the gives the cat milk from the dog's dish, puts him to bed, in the dog's bed and then doesn't understand why the pooch is teed off.

The reaction of the dog with his exaggerated snarling teeth at these occurrence is funny. Finally, after being threatened to be tossed out of house if he harms the kitten, the dog walks away, and moans, "Aw, shucks, I'll live a dog's life around here as long as that cat's here. I wish I was dead."

Moments later, he accidentally gets clobbered in the head with a big vase and we see his spiritual body come out of his human body. He takes a winged elevator upstairs to "Dog Heaven.

However, without ruining the ending, let's just say things don't turn out to "heavenly" for our mutt.

The studio, "National Telefilm Associates, Inc." that produced this, and the last cartoon I just saw, must have been short on funds because because the whole cartoon is done is different shades of brown. Usually all the colors, this colorful story could have been better to watch with different and bright hues.

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