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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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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Darling / Si / Am / Peg (voice)
Larry Roberts ...
Tramp (voice)
Bill Baucom ...
Trusty (voice)
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Aunt Sarah (voice)
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Tony (voice)
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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)
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Toughy / Professor / Pedro / Hyena (voice) (as Dallas McKennon)
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Boris (voice)
The Mellomen ...
Dogs (singing voice) (as The Mello Men)
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Storyline

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 <quetzal@yoyo.cc.monash.edu.au>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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dog | baby | aunt | cat | siamese cat | See All (111) »

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 June 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La dama y el vagabundo  »

Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$93,600,000 (USA)
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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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Trivia

The song howled by the dogs in the pound is "Home Sweet Home" and was performed by The Mellomen. It is the only song to be in the film that was not written by Peggy Lee and Sonny Burke. See more »

Goofs

The beaver exclaims, "Listen, listen sonny, you realize every second, seventy centimeters of water is wasted over that spillway?" Water is supposed to be measured in volume, not length, so it would be more technically accurate to have used "cubic centimeters" in place of "centimeters". However, for very casual estimates, the Beaver may have meant that the stream moved seventy centimeters downstream each second, regardless of the depth at any point, or the width of the hole being plugged. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

"In the whole history of the world there is but one thing that money can not buy... to wit the wag of a dog's tail" - Josh Billings

so it is to all dogs- be they Ladies or Tramps that this picture is respectfully dedicated- See more »

Connections

Referenced in 13 posterunek: Kalambury filmowe (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock-a-Bye Baby
(1886) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Effie I. Canning
Sung a bit by Verna Felton (Aunt Sarah)
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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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