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Fran Garrison's all in a tizzy because her prize Dachshund, Danke, is having pups, and she has hopes of one of the pups becoming a champion. But at the vet's, her husband Mark is talked ... See full summary »

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Fran Garrison's all in a tizzy because her prize Dachshund, Danke, is having pups, and she has hopes of one of the pups becoming a champion. But at the vet's, her husband Mark is talked into letting Danke wet nurse a Great Dane pup that's been abandoned by his mother. And Mark wants to keep the Great Dane. But Brutus has this problem: he thinks he's a dachshund and he's too big to be a lapdog. But when Fran ridicules Brutus one too many times, Jim's got a plan to prove to everyone (and Fran) that a great Dane can be far more than just an ugly dachshund. Written by Kathy Li

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A HAPPY HONEYMOON GOES TO THE DOGS!...When a Great Dane disguised as a Dachsie crashes the party!

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16 February 1966 (USA)  »

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4 bassotti per 1 danese  »

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In the movie, Suzanne Pleshette is obsessed with dachshunds, but in real life, she shared her home with a Yorkshire terrier named Missy. Because her pooch could smell Pleshette's "costars" on her when she got home at night - and didn't like it - the actress had to shower and change her clothes before leaving the studio. See more »

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When Brutus chases Sgt. Carmody he tries to open the door to his car but it is locked so he is forced to climb a tree. The next morning Mark Garrison sees the car and opens the driver's door and it is not locked. See more »

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Mark Garrison: Look out, rion.
[Kenji jumps back into the tree]
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Happy Birthday to You
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Written by Patty Hill and Mildred J. Hill
Performed by Suzanne Pleshette
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Good-natured fun
4 August 2013 | by (Lincolnshire, UK) – See all my reviews

A bright and breezy romp, one of roughly a thousand similar films Dean Jones made after he was created in the Disney lab. As always he's an engaging presence as an artist who has to put up with sexy wife Suzanne Pleshette fussing over her Dachshund; when the dog has puppies Jones also brings home a Great Dane pup who grows up thinking he's a Dachshund too.

It's fluff, then, and it's good-natured, likable fluff. I expected it to end in the kind of wacky chase sequence that these Disney productions usually do, but it sticks to one set most of the time and focuses on the destruction the cute little doggies cause that gets blamed on Brutus, the poor old Great Dane. The highlight is a hilarious scene in which one of the puppies steals Brutus' bone and escapes through a hole in a fence, followed by Brutus, who wrecks a garden party and sends most of the guests tumbling into the pond.

There are no real surprises here, but it's funny, it made me smile a lot and it's more fun than many other films of its ilk, like 'Million Dollar Duck' for example. I liked it!


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