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Prof. Daniel Potter
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Janice Claridge
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Griswald
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Sweeney
Ernest Truex ...
Claridge
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Catfish
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Sally Brighton (as Celia Kaye)
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Tommy
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Bob Brighton
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Mrs. Claridge (as Harriet MacGibbon)
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Pete
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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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27 June 1965 (USA)  »

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El profesor y el león  »

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

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

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Wonderful Movie
23 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of my most fondest memories growing up. My dad and I would watch it every time it came on the television and it is one of my favorites and always has been. It is clean, funny, and just a great cast and the lion is priceless. It would be wonderful if it would be released on DVD. I have been looking for this movie on the internet for years now and have come to realize I am not going to find it. If anyone has not seen it well, it is a must see movie. It is fun and heart filled and something you can watch with the whole family. They just don't make movies like they used to. I am hoping one day to have the experience of watching it with my daughter as well. Never has a movie held so much meaning to me and even more so since I lost my day and I would love to be able to watch it once again with my mom and daughter. It is a great movie, must see, two thumbs way up.


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