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The Million Dollar Duck (1971)

G  |   |  Comedy, Family  |  30 June 1971 (USA)
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Professor Dooley takes home a duck from his research laboratory as a toy for his son, but soon finds out that it lays golden eggs.

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Katie Dooley
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Finley Hooper
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Fred Hines
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Rutledge
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Jimmy Dooley (as Lee Harcourt Montgomery)
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Doctor Gottlieb
Virginia Vincent ...
Eunice Hooper
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Arvin Wadlow
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Orlo Wadlow
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Frisby
Arthur Hunnicutt ...
Mr. Purdham
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Bryan O'Byrne ...
Bank Teller
Ted Jordan ...
Mr. Forbes
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To save it from being put to death, Professor Albert Dooley takes home a dumb duck from the research laboratory, which accidentally was exposed to X-rays. At home he discovers that it lays now golden eggs. Since he's broke all the time, his family welcomes this new source of income greatly, and tries to keep it secret. But their greedy neighbors become suspicious. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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The $1,000,000 Duck  »

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Trivia

Final film of veteran character actor Frank Wilcox. See more »

Goofs

When the truck brakes and Albert, in the cherry picker, hits the bridge, the shot changes from a mid shot of Albert to a close-up. However, the background remains the same in both shots, revealing that he was filmed in front of a chroma key background. See more »

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Jimmy Dooley: I didn't want a duck! I wanted a puppy!
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Dean Jones and Sandy Duncan make a good team, but this Disney effort is for the birds
27 February 2007 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Disney spin on "The Goose That Layed The Golden Egg" itself drops a big white bomb: kooky suburban family discovers their pet duck lays solid gold eggs (the Mrs. actually takes one of these eggs to the bank, hoping to deposit it into her account!). Ostensibly a fantasy, this out-of-touch Disney comedy eventually turns into a queasy dissection of greed and how money rips families apart (fathers and sons, in particular). Full of long-in-the-tooth hippies and square adults, the picture is aimed at kids but probably won't keep many in their seats. Although officially titled "The Million Dollar Duck", in the film's TV advertisements the announcer calls the movie "One Million Dollar Duck". *1/2 from ****


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