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The Shaggy Dog (1959)

Approved  |   |  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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The Funniest Shaggy Dog story ever told! Hello Dad... the funniest thing happened! See more »

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Gregory Peck was the second choice for the role of Wilson Daniels. See more »

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When Thum comes to visit Dr. Andrassy at his home, Dr. Andrassy seems a little surprised and tells him, "I told you never to come here at night." At the end of the scene, Dr. Andrassy says to Thum that he'll seem him at the doctor's home again the following night at 8:00pm, even though at the beginning of the scene he told him never to go to his house at night. See more »

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Moochie Daniels: Gee, Wilby, you know I like you much better as a dog.
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Referenced in The Misadventures of Merlin Jones (1964) 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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Good clean family fun.
25 May 2003 | by (Allentown, PA) – See all my reviews

It is increasingly difficult to find movies that are suitable for children, both for their entertainment value and their lack of inappropriate content. The Shaggy Dog is a thoughtful story that the whole family can enjoy. The plot is complex enough to hold the interest of the oldest members of the family while not being too involved or frightening for the youngest children. You're also able to walk away from this movie without having to rationalize to your children why foul language was used, nor do you have to worry about the modern tendency of Disney movies to try to sexualize children.


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