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Lady and the Tramp (1955)

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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 <>

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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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Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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Did You Know?


In 1937, story man Joe Grant approached Walt Disney with some sketches he had made of his Springer spaniel called Lady. Disney really liked the sketches and told Grant to put them into a storyboard. However, Disney ultimately didn't think much of the finished storyboard. Six years later, he read a short story in Cosmopolitan by Ward Greene called 'Happy Dan the Whistling Dog'. He was sufficiently interested in the story to buy the rights to it. Then in 1949, after Joe Grant had left the studio, his spaniel drawings were unearthed and a solid story using his designs started to take shape. Grant never received any acknowledgement for his contribution to the film until the Platinum Edition DVD in 2006. See more »


The calendar showing the passage of time are inconsistent in their dates from one month to the next. First, December 31 and then January 1 are both Thursdays. Next, November 30 is depicted as a Friday, while December 1 is a Tuesday. Finally, both January 31 and February 1 are a Sunday. 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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Der Deitcher's Dog (Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone)
(1864) (uncredited)
Based on the German folk song "Zu Lauterbach Hab' I Mein Strumpf Velor'n"
Whistled by Lee Millar (Dog Catcher) twice
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Simple and often lovely
2 June 2002 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Fairy tale about the romance between two dogs from opposite sides of the tracks gets colorful, warm, old-fashioned Disney treatment. Cinemascope cartoon unfolds with valentine-like flair, all the ribbons and bows are in place, yet the requisite cutesy flourishes and manipulation inevitably turn up (one dog, thought to have been killed, shows up LIMPING in the next scene!). Yet, it's hard to complain when the rest of the pieces fall into place so snugly. The plot is, by turns, comfortably predictable and still pleasingly reassuring, though a bit heavy with incidental chatter. The Peggy Lee music is delightful, and the "Bella Notte" sequence alone, with the spaghetti, breadsticks and the drippy candle, is simply superb. *** from ****

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