Das Gaesschen Zum Paradies (1936)

Run Time - 74 min.  |   Countries - Czechoslovakia  |  
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Gaesschen zum Paradies (Paradise Lane) is a Czech-made vehicle for Austrian comedian Hans Moser. The star is cast as Tobias Halinger, a dog-catcher operating out of a slum community known as Paradise Lane. Alone and unhappy, Tobias is given a new lease on life when he befriends a small boy (Peter Bosse) and his dog. He even gives up his much-maligned profession when he refuses to turn in the mutt to the authorities. Not a few observers noted the striking resemblance between Gaesschen zum Paradies and the Charlie Chaplin-Jackie Coogan starrer The Kid.

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bad-guy-turns-good, boy, dog, friendship, poverty, unhappiness