Sound on film.
"A young girl and an Australian terrier named Frisco are the ingredients of Calling Frisco, a sound on film story in which the speech is mostly from the dog's point of view. The film flows smoothly through typical scenes of a day's activities of eating and going to market and playing, ending in a dramatic climax in which Frisco protects his young mistress by warning off an intruder. Imaginative viewpoints and pleasant interior lighting are employed throughout. The dog's simple tricks are well pictured without being obtrusive, while the scene in which a bouncing ball lands in a goldfish tank, with its accompanying sound track, has the creative fantasy of Disney. Cyril Stevens has made a jolly film. " Movie Makers, Dec. 1948, 493.
Discussed by Stevens in "When Are Dogs Actors?" (Movie Makers, Oct. 1949, 367, 393-394). The article offers tips to filmmakers who want to include dogs in their amateur films. Film stills are shown.
The film won the Australian Amateur Cine Society's Gold Cup competition in 1948 (Movie Makers, Jan. 1948, 35).
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