Cinema: Dog Bites Wolf

Wild and Wonderful, which is neither, is a comedy about a poodle so revoltingly cute he makes Tony Curtis seem almost natural. The poodle Cognac, it develops, is a pooch who likes hooch and loves his mistress (Christine Kaufmann) with doglike devotion. Tony is a wolf who hopes to appropriate the mistress. In real life he did: he married Actress Kaufmann while this movie was being made. On screen he has trouble with the watchdog, who 1) spills soup on his lap, 2) contrives to drop a piano on his head, 3) slips him...

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