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The Million Dollar Duck (1971)

 -  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
Sammy Jackson ...
Frisby
Arthur Hunnicutt ...
Mr. Purdham
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Bryan O'Byrne ...
Bank Teller
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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Comedy | Family

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30 June 1971 (USA)  »

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The $1,000,000 Duck  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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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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I would have loved this when I was 6 years old...
16 February 2004 | by (Reykjavík, Iceland) – See all my reviews

...too bad I'm not 6 any more.

Not one of Disney's better efforts. If you want to watch an enjoyable

movie, this isn't it - it's just too silly. Not that I have anything against

silly movies, but this one isn't funny-silly, it's just silly.

It has the usual cast of Disney stock characters: the kind but

flawed - in this instance avaricious - male hero, the giddy and

empty-headed female hero, the cute kid, the nosy neighbours and

the stupid officials. Oh, and don't forget the cute animal, this time a

goose that has about as much personality as a blank page.

It may be possible to make a good movie about a goose that lays

golden eggs - and this isn't it.


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