Title ID 5059Collection ID716
TitleA Dogs Life, by Bonzo
DateDecember 1955
ThemeFamily Life
KeywordsAnimals Family Racing
NationalScotland United Kingdom
ProductionAndy Brown George W. & F. M. Adams
CameraAndy Brown; George W. & F. M. Adams
ProducerA B productions presents
ParticipantsAdams family and friends; Andy Brown; F.M. Adams; Jessie Adams; George Adams
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration12 min. 29 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


An amateur comedy about a dog Bonzo, bought by a couple who quickly tire of his doggie antics. The dog becomes the object of murderous intentions. But can Bonzo redeem himself in time to save his skin?


A couple see a dog (played by a man in a dog suit) in the pet shop and buy it. The woman is initially very pleased with it, but the dog starts to exhibit bad behaviour. The dog gets the blame for several mishaps and the couple try to kill the dog using various methods, but the dog saves the day by predicting the results of the next week's football pools and wins the couple over in the end.


a still from 'A Dogs Life, by Bonzo' (1955)