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The Shaggy Dog (1959)

 -  Family | Comedy | Fantasy  -  19 March 1959 (USA)
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A teenage boy is cursed with periodically turning into an sheepdog.

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Through an ancient spell, a boy changes into a sheepdog and back again. It seems to happen at inopportune times and the spell can only be broken by an act of bravery.... Written by Anonymous

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Quelle vie de chien!  »

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The words Wilby Daniels recited from the ring to transform himself were "in canis corpore transmuto." See more »

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In the scene where the boys launch the missile interceptor, the dining room's furnishings (the vase and cabinet behind Fred MacMurray) start to shake before the rocket can be heard to be ignited. See more »

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Freeda Daniels: Frankly, I think that dogs don't like mailmen because... well, because sometimes they bring bad news. Animals sense those things, you know.
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Followed by The Company of Five: Shaggy Dog (1968) See more »

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The Shaggy Dog
Written by Hazel George (as Gil George) and Paul J. Smith (as Paul Smith)
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It's a dog's life....literally
14 November 2000 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

Funny show about a boy who turns into a dog after coming under an ancient spell. This, of course, leads to all sorts of trouble and adventures. Fred McMurray played the part of the put upon dad to perfection, he had me rolling in the floor. Also, the cops who couldn't quite believe their eyes tickled my funnybone, and they put on quite a show with their comical car chase. Silly Disney stuff to be sure, but lots of fun.


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