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Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World (1973)

G  |   |  Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi  |  May 1974 (USA)
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Digby consumes a bowl of Project X, a liquid growth formula. Soon, he becomes a sheepdog of gigantic size!



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Angela Douglas ...
Dr. Jameson
Richard Beaumont ...
Billy White
Dinsdale Landen ...
Colonel Masters
Garfield Morgan ...
Professor Ribart
Harry Towb ...
Kenneth J. Warren ...
General Frank
Bob Todd ...
The Great Manzini
Margaret Stuart ...
Molly Urquhart ...
Aunt Ina


Before his adventure begins, Digby is given to Bill by a friendly vet, but as Bill's grandfather doesn't like to have an English sheepdog in his house, Bill is forced to give him away. He gives Digby to a guy who works in a defense lab that experiments with animals and plants for space travel. A growth-boosting chemical is made in the lab, and the animal trainer steals some to boost his own tomato crop. Accidentally, the dog is fed some and, as a result, is growing all the time; eventually, he's the size of an ocean liner. As weird animals are attractions, Digby is stolen by two well-dressed hoods and sold to a circus, from which Digby escapes, hunted by the military, both Army and Air Force! Written by MLS

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May 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Digby - Der größte Hund der Welt  »

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Screenwriter Michael Pertwee was the elder brother of Jon Pertwee, who was enjoying success as the third incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who (1963) at the time. See more »


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Great childhood memories
5 January 2003 | by (Iron River, Michigan) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing Digby- The Biggest Dog In the World as a child at a Saturday afternoon matinee. I loved this movie! Digby eats some experimental dog food and grows to a giant.

I remember crying towards the end when they were going to bomb Digby for causing havoc across the British countryside. I cheered when he came running out of the smoke back to his normal size.

For some reason this movie sticks with me after 30 years. Sure, the acting wasn't that great and the special effects were horrendous in retrospect but it sure was a great childhood movie for me

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