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The Shaggy Dog (1959)

Approved | | Family, Comedy, Fantasy | 19 March 1959 (USA)
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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The Funniest SHAGGY DOG story ever unfolded! See more »

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Family | Comedy | Fantasy

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Fred MacMurray is supposedly a mailman, but we never see him in uniform or at work. See more »

Goofs

The inscription in the ring reads "In canis corpore transmuto", which is supposed to mean "I transmute into a dog's body" in Latin. That is, however, a grammatical mistake, because the correct Latin sentence should read "... in canis corporem..." (in the accusative case) instead of "... in canis corpore..." (which is the ablative case). See more »

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Wilson Daniels: I'd rather not know how you get your gossip. Uh, what else do you know about them?
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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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Shaggy Dog- It's A Dog's Life **1/2
30 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Fred MacMurray and Jean Hagen starred in this 1959 film. Miss Hagen was given very little to do here. Ironically, about 15 years after this film, both MacMurray and Hagen were diagnosed with throat cancer. He survived,dying from pneumonia years later. She succumbed 2 years later, in 1977, at age 54.

This lighthearted film deals with MacMurray being afraid of dogs only to have his son fall victim to a Borgia curse and turn into a dog at times. Naturally, there is the new girl next door whose father leads a spy ring. Our son turned dog hears all about their plots and the rest of the film is devoted to MacMurray not being believed by police that his son has turned into a dog. There is the usual wily car chase but this time a dog is at the wheel.

A typical Disney film without the usual fanfare. That's probably because the film is in black and white.


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