It's a Dog's Life

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It's a Dog's Life ★★½ The Bar Sinister 1955

The hero and narrator of this story is a wily bull terrier called Wildfire. Wildfire is a tough dog on the mean streets of the Bowery in turn-of-the-century New York. His master has him in dog fights in the local saloon but eventually abandons him. Wildfire is then taken in by the kindly employee of the rich and doghating Jagger but naturally manages to win the codger over. Based on the short story “The Bar Sinister” by Richard Harding Davis. 87m/C VHS . Jeff Richards, Edmund Gwenn, Dean Jagger; D: Herman Hoffman; W: John Michael Hayes; M: Elmer Bernstein.