A lion gets famous.





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Cast overview, first billed only:
Prof. Daniel Potter
Janice Claridge
Sally Brighton (as Celia Kaye)
Bob Brighton
Dr. Braden
Harriet E. MacGibbon ...
Mrs. Claridge (as Harriet MacGibbon)
Jim Boles ...
Police Captain
Connie Gilchrist ...


Fluffy the lion is the main attraction in this comedy. He plays the subject of an ambitious experiment done by Daniel Potter (TONY RANDALL), a scientist trying to prove that even a wild animal like a lion can be made into a pet with proper training. Wherever he goes, Potter's ponderous pet incites mayhem amongst the region's fearful residents. To escape his panicky neighbors, Potter and Fluffy hide out in a hotel. There, the owner's daughter (SHIRLEY JONES) falls for the unlikely duo, while everyone else fall all over themselves in a panic. Our heroes find themselves on the run from the law when Fluffy is accused of eating someone! Can Potter stop the police before they shoot an innocent lion? Written by Ian McKendell <imckendell@mac.com>

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King of Beasts...or Prince of Pussycats?




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Release Date:

27 June 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El profesor y el león  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)


Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


Final film appearance of Sammee Tong, who committed suicide in October 1964, shortly after filming wrapped. See more »


Referenced in What's My Line?: Episode dated 16 August 1964 (1964) See more »

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Very funny...
8 August 2005 | by (Long Beach CA) – See all my reviews

This movie was always a guilty pleasure for me. Whenever I saw it would be on, I finagled a way to be able to watch. Being a cat-lover, I loved the lion. Even now, I find myself smiling, just thinking about the film.

The cast was perfect in their over-reactions and bluster when confronted by the lion and Tony Randall's insistence that Fluffy would hurt no one. It's classic comedy for its time, and the humor still works, all these years later.

I highly recommend this film for harmless fun that's enjoyable for adults and children.

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