Pound (film)

Pound is a 1970 American comedy film written and directed by Robert Downey Sr.[1] It was based on The Comeuppance, an Off-Off Broadway play written by Downey in 1961. It is about several dogs, along with a Siamese cat and a penguin, at a pound, as they await being euthanised; the animals are played by human actors. The film is best known for marking the acting debut of Downey's son and namesake, Robert Jr., as Puppy.

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Directed byRobert Downey Sr.
Written byRobert Downey Sr.
StarringCharles Dierkop
Don Calfa
Antonio Fargas
Chuck Green
Marshall Efron
Robert Downey Jr.
CinematographyGerald Cotts
Edited byBud Smith
Music byCharley Cuva
Pound Company
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • 1970 (1970)
Running time
92 minutes
CountryUnited States


  • Lawrence Wolf as Mexican Hairless
  • Stan Gottlieb as Boxer
  • Charles Dierkop as Airdale
  • Elsie Downey as Mutt Bitch
  • Carolyn Groves as Pedigreed
  • Lucille Rogers as Old Pekingese
  • Ching Yeh as Siamese Cat
  • George Morgan as Irish Setter
  • Don Calfa as Italian Terrier
  • Antonio Fargas as Greyhound
  • Chuck Green as Mutt
  • Buddy Butler as Singing Water Spaniel
  • Harry Rigby as Fowl
  • Marshall Efron as Dachshund
  • Eric Krupnik as Montana Sheepdog
  • Eric Crawley as Baltimore Pointer
  • Carolyn Cardwell as Keeper
  • Joe Madden as Colonel
  • James Green as Honky Killer
  • L. Errol Jaye as Lt. Weintraub
  • Mari-Claire Charba as Killer's Wife
  • Robert Downey Jr. as Puppy
  • Carl Lee as Thief

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Dan Pavlides (2014). "Pound". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on 2014-03-09.

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