Movies like The Criminal Shall Not Escape

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The Criminal Shall Not Escape (1965)
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The Criminal Shall Not Escape (1965)
Original name: Ко мне, Мухтар!
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Mukhtar comes to live and work at the police kennels through rather unusual circumstances. Together with his handler, Glazychev, Mukhtar helps to solve large and small crimes.
Plot: police dog, crime investigation, german shepherd, human animal relationship

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