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Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World (1973)

 -  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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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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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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Referenced in Peep Show: Sistering (2005) See more »

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Children will love it, and maybe you will.
28 January 2000 | by (Northampton) – See all my reviews

This is one of those movies that evokes all the childhood memories. I still remember viewing this and as a kid and watching it recently it held its greatness. Sure it is a little silly. OK, a lot. That matters not though, big animals and the hysterics they cause may have been the stuff of 1950 B-Movies but it makes for a right old adventure as Digby becomes massive and wreaks havoc across the country. The special effects are obviously terrible but that all adds to the nostalgia, as does Spike Milligan. Above all else this is a slice of british history. Even from the subtleties of them eating breakfast in a british cafe, or the old cars. This is a hark back to a time when british were proud and the movies were innocent.


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