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Dec 30 '07; short about dogs who joined the Foreign Legion; movie's name?


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On December 30, 2007 just before midnight, there was a short film shown on TCM following "The Shaggy DA" (10pm) and just before the Chaplin film "A Dog's Life" (midnight.) It featured dogs in all roles, walking on hind legs, in costumes, speaking, and lamenting the way that a relationship with a (dog) woman had lead each of the four principals to run away and join the French Foreign Legion. At the end of each sad story, the four legionnaires would shout together "down with women." It was surreal.

 

I cannot find the name of that piece. can someone help me out?

 

Thanks,

Jack

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Hello Jack,

 

I've been waiting for you to show up and ask that question.

 

It was "Love-Tails of Morocco", 1931:

 

http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0244046/

 

Most asked-about movies:

 

All-Dog movie shorts (The MGM Dogville series produced from 1929-31. Titles: Hot Dog (29); College Hounds (29); So Quiet on the Canine Front (30); The Big Dog House (30); Dogway Melody (30); The Dogville Murder Case (?Who Killed Rover?) (31); Love Tails of Morocco (31); Two Barks Brothers (31); Trader Hound (31).) (Dogville list by talkietime.)

 

?The Little Fugitive? (kid runs away and becomes lost at Coney Island)

 

?On Borrowed Time? ? Barrymore with death in tree

 

?For Heaven?s Sake? (child waiting to be born)

 

?The Bluebird? with Shirley Temple (children waiting to be born)

 

?My Six Loves? (lady finds a bunch of kids)

 

?If a Man Answers? (dog training manual used to train husband)

 

?You Never Can Tell? (man dog, lady horse)

 

?Bird of Paradise? (lady jumps in volcano)

 

?Tales of Manhattan? (stories about many people owning the same old coat)

 

?Kiss of Death? (man pushes old woman in wheelchair down flight of stairs)

 

?It Grows on Trees? (money growing on trees)

 

"Once Upon A Time" (boy with dancing caterpillar)

 

?White Banners? (Lady tries to get job as maid with poor family, they can?t afford her, but she teaches them how to save money in the kitchen and around the house and she winds up living with them.)

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Wow, Fred, you must have been prepared!

 

That is great! I had no idea that there were a series of these, but I shouldn't be surprised. It was great - I just sat in awe and couldn't get up until the movie was over.

 

Thank you very much for the whole picture - I'm going to keep my eyes open for the others.

 

Thanks again.

 

Jack

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