Gone to the Dogs (1939)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 82 min.  |   Countries - Australia  |  
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Gone to the Dogs is nothing more nor less than a vehicle for cheeky Australian music-hall comedian George Wallace (no relation, of course, to the later African American comedian or Georgia governor!) As near as can be determined, the plot has something to do with an insouciant little chap (Wallace) whose fondness for canines gets him in all sorts of trouble. Early on, the storyline is forgotten in favor of a nonstop barrage of wheezy vaudeville gags, some of them clinkers but most of them side-splitting. Joining Wallace in this chucklefest are such down-under stage favorites as John Double and Alec Kellaway. The film was expertly directed by Ken G. Hall, who in 1939 was practically a one-man Australian film industry.