Un Angel Paso por Brooklyn (1957)

Genres - Comedy, Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Fantasy Comedy  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - Italy, Spain  |  
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Peter Ustinov stars as a nasty, grasping Brooklyn slum lord who earns the hatred of everyone. An old lady, cast out on the street by Ustinov, places a curse on his head. The result: Ustinov turns into a dog! Forced to witness the world from a mutt's eye view, the surly landlord truly understands for the first time what it means to be on the outside looking in. He also experience two new sensations: Love and devotion. Ustinov is snapped out of his spell (standing naked in a garbage can!) and vows to change his ways. Despite its overall New York ambience, The Man Who Wagged His Tail is a European production, filmed for the most part in Spain. Its original title was Un angel paso por Brooklyn.

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curse, dog, lawyer, man, role-switching, transformation