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Lady and the Tramp (1955)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  22 June 1955 (USA)
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The romantic tale of a sheltered uptown Cocker Spaniel dog and a streetwise downtown Mutt.


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Complete credited cast:
Darling / Si / Am / Peg (voice)
Larry Roberts ...
Tramp (voice)
Bill Baucom ...
Trusty (voice)
Aunt Sarah (voice)
George Givot ...
Tony (voice)
Beaver (voice) (as Stan Freeberg)
Lee Millar ...
Jim Dear / Dog Catcher (voice)
Barbara Luddy ...
Lady (voice)
Bill Thompson ...
Jock / Bull - the Bull Terrier / Policeman at Zoo / Dachsie / Joe (voice)
Toughy / Professor / Pedro / Hyena (voice) (as Dallas McKennon)
Boris (voice)
The Mellomen ...
Dogs (singing voice) (as The Mello Men)


Lady, a golden cocker spaniel, meets up with a mongrel dog who calls himself the Tramp. He is obviously from the wrong side of town, but happenings at Lady's home make her decide to travel with him for a while. This turns out to be a bad move, as no dog is above the law. Written by Tim Pickett <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

dog | baby | aunt | cat | siamese cat | See All (88) »


BOYSterous DOGS and the DOGgondest BOYS ...together they spell FUN! [1962 re-release, on double bill with "Almost Angels"] See more »


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Release Date:

22 June 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La dama y el vagabundo  »

Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)


$93,600,000 (USA)

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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The studio's first officially self-penned story since Dumbo (1941). See more »


Trusty's nose changes from black to brown for a second and back again while recollecting about Ol' Reliable to Jock and Lady. See more »


[first lines]
Jim Dear: [Giving Darling a hatbox] It's for you, Darling. Merry Christmas.
Darling: Oh, Jim, dear. It's the one I was admiring, isn't it? Trimmed with ribbons?
Jim Dear: Well, it *has* a ribbon.
[the box is opened; inside is a puppy wearing a ribbon]
Darling: Oh, how sweet.
Jim Dear: You like her, Darling?
Darling: [hugging the puppy] Oh, I love her. What a perfectly beautiful little Lady.
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Loch Lomand
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In the score when Jock is first shown
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User Reviews

Charm, humor, songs, great animation...what more do you need?
26 April 2001 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

One of the few Disney cartoons at this period not based on a famous piece of literature--so at least no one can complain that it doesn't do justice to the original! It's an unpretentious little gem, told from the viewpoint of the animals and against interesting backgrounds with superb animation and vocal work. Cat lovers may find it painful to watch how sinister the two Siamese cats are depicted--but not if they have a sense of humor. Actually, the 'Siamese Cat Song' is one of the highlights of Peggy Lee's novelty numbers. 'Bella Notte' and other simple melodies are integrated nicely into the plot with satisfying results. This was the first Disney cartoon made in Cinemascope so the artists had to fill a broader landscape for the camera to photograph. And yet, the transfer to video on VHS format is extremely well handled--you don't feel you're missing anything. I believe the film is also available in letterbox but I find the VHS print I own to be more than satisfactory. Delightful Disney classic for young and old alike.

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