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

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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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(RCA Sound Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


At the beginning of the Dog Pound scene, during the first verses "No Place Like Home", the shadows of the bars on the dogs distinctly resemble the stripes that were usually shown on prisoners, a comic effect that makes the Pound seem like prison. But in the last verse, those stripes are gone. This was possibly intentional, as the joke could be assumed to have made its point by then, and the shadows would be too distracting during the following dialog. 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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Spoofed in Drawn Together: The Other Cousin (2004) See more »


Loch Lomand
Traditional Scottish folk song
In the score when Jock is first shown
Sung by Bill Thompson (Jock) with modified lyrics
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One of the Greats
19 March 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I grew up watching this movie. I consider it a wonderful movie for both children and adults to watch. While many of today's animated Disney movies are aimed at kids, this movie is from a time where adults were primarily the target audience. This movie lacks the 'kiddie' humor and tells a wonderful tale of genuine emotion and compassion. The love story between two non-human characters removes most bias that we automatically impose upon human characters. I feel that few movies will ever match this one in quality.

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