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The Million Dollar Duck (1971)

G | | Comedy, Family | 30 June 1971 (USA)
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
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Eunice Hooper
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Arvin Wadlow
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Mr. Purdham
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Ted Jordan ...
Mr. Forbes
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Storyline

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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It's Charlie...the webfoot wonder with the 24 karat layaway plan! See more »

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Comedy | Family

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30 June 1971 (USA)  »

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The $1,000,000 Duck  »

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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

The Million Dollar Duck (1971) is the first of three movies that film critic Gene Siskel walked out on during his professional career. The other two were the horror film Maniac (1980) and the comedy Black Sheep (1996). See more »

Goofs

Katie hands Albert his lunch bag, telling him that the applesauce is on top, which suggests that there are other lunch items in the bag. Later, when the chimpanzee opens the sack, there's only the applesauce. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Dooley: I didn't want a duck! I wanted a puppy!
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Village of the Giants (1994) See more »

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yuck!
20 December 2001 | by (newton, kansas) – See all my reviews

While other Disney movies of this time period are great, I find "The Million Dollar Duck" to be of low quality, its storyline boring, and the acting mediocre. The professor's wife is the dumbest object to be found. She is simply too naive and too stupid to do much good to the film. Dean Jones certainly isn't memorable either. And quite frankly, I found the storyline to be quite boring, void of any excitment you might get over a million dollars. All in all, I'd put this movie on the back burner and stick with "The Shaggy DA" or "That Darn Cat"


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