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The Million Dollar Duck (1971)

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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Cast

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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 | Sci-Fi

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30 June 1971 (USA)  »

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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

Charley is actually a Goose, not a duck. See more »

Quotes

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

Suburban comedy-fantasy from Disney, a spin on "The Goose That Layed The Golden Egg", itself drops a big gold-plated bomb: modern day family, 'kooky' for easy laughs, discover 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!). Cartoonish, out-of-touch tale 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", the film was advertised in print and on television as "1,000,000 Duck". It's a wasted effort either way, despite promising chemistry between stars Dean Jones and Sandy Duncan. *1/2 from ****


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