When I plugged "Stray Dog," for an AFI screening last weekend, one reader posted this: "Hopefully the weather will cool off by [July 10], as Stray Dog gives as great a feeling of how hot it can be in a city as any film I know. It is also almost in the style of the American semi-documentary cop films (like 'Naked City') of the same period, with the pairing of an old cop and young cop. I think that this was the 2nd pairing of the great Takashi Shimura ('Ikiru,' 'Seven Samurai,' etc.) with the better known Toshiro Mifune, their first being the also very good 'Drunken Angel.' "