Oh! Heavenly Dog

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Oh! Heavenly Dog
Oh heavenly dog.jpg
Promotional movie poster for the film
Directed by Joe Camp
Produced by Joe Camp
Written by Rod Browning
Joe Camp
Starring Chevy Chase
Benji
Jane Seymour
Omar Sharif
Robert Morley
Alan Sues
Music by Eul Box
Frank Denson
Cinematography Don Reddy
Edited by Steve R. Moore
Leon Seith
Production
company
Mulberry Square Productions
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release dates
  • July 11, 1980 (1980-07-11)
Running time
104 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $6 million[1]

Oh! Heavenly Dog is a 1980 comedy film written by Rod Browning. The film stars Benjean, billed here as Benji (she was the daughter of Higgins, who originated the role of Benji), Chevy Chase, Jane Seymour and Omar Sharif. The film was directed by Joe Camp and released by 20th Century Fox.

Plot[edit]

Chevy Chase plays a private investigator who is called to a job and is killed after finding a dead woman. The afterlife has not decided if he is destined for Heaven or Hell, so he is given the chance to return to Earth as a dog in order to solve the case and earn his way to Heaven.

Production[edit]

The film was shot in London, Berlin and Paris. Because of England's quarantine laws - which required dogs to be in quarantine for six months - a double for Benji was used in the London scenes.[2][3]

Behind the scenes[edit]

Outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage from this film were used in making the short feature Benji at Work (1980), a 30-minute documentary about the career of Benjean as a dog actor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Britain puts out the dog. (1979, Mar 22). The Washington Post (1974-Current File) Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/147083742?accountid=13902
  2. ^ People. (1979, Sep 10). Chicago Tribune (1963-Current File) Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/172003543?accountid=13902
  3. ^ Britain puts out the dog. (1979, Mar 22). The Washington Post (1974-Current File) Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/147083742?accountid=13902

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