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The Shaggy Dog
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Director:
Writers:
Bill Walsh (screenplay) and
Lillie Hayward (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
19 March 1959 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
"I was a Teen-age boy!" See more »
Plot:
A teenage boy is cursed with periodically turning into an sheepdog. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(82 articles)
User Reviews:
Good clean family fun. See more (33 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Fred MacMurray ... Wilson Daniels

Jean Hagen ... Freeda Daniels

Tommy Kirk ... Wilby Daniels

Annette Funicello ... Allison D'Allessio

Tim Considine ... Buzz Miller

Kevin Corcoran ... Moochie (Montgomery) Daniels

Cecil Kellaway ... Professor Plumcutt
Alexander Scourby ... Dr. Mikhail Andrassy
Roberta Shore ... Franceska Andrassy
James Westerfield ... Officer Hanson

Strother Martin ... Thurm
Forrest Lewis ... Officer Kelly
Ned Wever ... FBI Chief E.P. Hackett
Gordon Jones ... Captain Scanlon, Police Chief

Jacques Aubuchon ... Stefano
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jack Albertson ... Reporter (uncredited)
Jim Bannon ... Betz, FBI Stenographer (uncredited)
Larry J. Blake ... Police Officer Ed Mercer (uncredited)
Charles Cane ... Mercer's Patrol Carl Partner (uncredited)
Paul Frees ... Narrator / J.W. Galvin, Psychiatrist (uncredited)
John Hart ... Police Broadcaster (uncredited)
Gregg Palmer ... FBI Agent (uncredited)
Mark Rodney ... Kid at Dance (uncredited)
Shaggy ... Chiffon (uncredited)
Mack Williams ... FBI Agent (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Barton 
 
Writing credits
Bill Walsh (screenplay) and
Lillie Hayward (screenplay)

Felix Salten (novel "The Hound of Florence")

Produced by
Bill Walsh .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Paul J. Smith  (as Paul Smith)
 
Cinematography by
Edward Colman (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
James Ballas  (as James D. Ballas)
 
Art Direction by
Carroll Clark 
 
Set Decoration by
Emile Kuri 
Fred M. MacLean  (as Fred MacLean)
 
Makeup Department
Pat McNalley .... makeup artist
Ruth Sandifer .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arthur J. Vitarelli .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Robert O. Cook .... sound supervisor
Harry Lindgren .... sound mixer (as Harry M. Lindgren)
 
Visual Effects by
Eustace Lycett .... special processes
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob McGowan .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Jim Whitman .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gertrude Casey .... costumer
Chuck Keehne .... costumer
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Evelyn Kennedy .... music editor
Joseph Mullendore .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Xavier Atencio .... title designer
Walt Disney .... presenter
T. Hee .... title designer
Bill Justice .... title designer
William R. Koehler .... animal supervisor
Ted Bonnet .... publicist (uncredited)
Tom Mahoney .... dance director (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
104 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.75 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Australia:G | Canada:G (video rating) | Finland:K-8 | Sweden:Btl | USA:Approved (original rating) | USA:G (re-rating) (1974) | West Germany:6 (original rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The first live-action feature comedy produced by Walt Disney.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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 »
Quotes:
Moochie Daniels:Gee, Wilby, you know I like you much better as a dog.See more »
Soundtrack:
The Shaggy DogSee more »

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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Good clean family fun., 25 May 2003
Author: jpanettiere from Allentown, PA

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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