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Lady and the Tramp (1955)

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The romantic tale of a sheltered uptown Cocker Spaniel dog and a streetwise downtown Mutt.

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Ward Greene (from the story by), Erdman Penner (story) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Peggy Lee ... Darling / Si / Am / Peg (voice)
Larry Roberts Larry Roberts ... Tramp (voice)
Bill Baucom Bill Baucom ... Trusty (voice)
Verna Felton ... Aunt Sarah (voice)
George Givot ... Tony (voice)
Stan Freberg ... Beaver (voice) (as Stan Freeberg)
Lee Millar ... Jim Dear / Dog Catcher (voice)
Barbara Luddy ... Lady (voice)
Bill Thompson ... Jock / Bull - the Bull Terrier / Policeman at Zoo / Dachsie / Joe (voice)
Dal McKennon Dal McKennon ... Toughy / Professor / Pedro / Hyena (voice) (as Dallas McKennon)
Alan Reed ... Boris (voice)
The Mellomen The Mellomen ... Dogs (singing voice) (as The Mello Men)
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Storyline

Lady, a golden cocker spaniel, meets up with a mongrel dog who calls himself the Tramp. He is obviously from the wrong side of town, but happenings at Lady's home make her decide to travel with him for a while. This turns out to be a bad move, as no dog is above the law. Written by Tim Pickett <quetzal@yoyo.cc.monash.edu.au>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The most delightful characters in a dog's age! See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La dama y el vagabundo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,804,272, 19 December 1986, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$93,600,000
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)| DTS (re-release) (1997)| Mono | Dolby Digital (re-release) (1997)| SDDS (re-release) (1997)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Tramp's predicament in being thought to have attacked a baby when he was protecting it from a predator is a reference to the Folktale of Gellert. See more »

Goofs

The calendar showing the passage of time are inconsistent in their dates from one month to the next. First, December 31 and then January 1 are both Thursdays. Next, November 30 is depicted as a Friday, while December 1 is a Tuesday. Finally, both January 31 and February 1 are a Sunday. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jim Dear: [Giving Darling a hatbox] It's for you, Darling. Merry Christmas.
Darling: Oh, Jim, dear. It's the one I was admiring, isn't it? Trimmed with ribbons?
Jim Dear: Well, it *has* a ribbon.
[the box is opened; inside is a puppy wearing a ribbon]
Darling: Oh, how sweet.
Jim Dear: You like her, Darling?
Darling: [hugging the puppy] Oh, I love her. What a perfectly beautiful little Lady.
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Crazy Credits

"In the whole history of the world there is but one thing that money can not buy... to wit the wag of a dog's tail" - Josh Billings

so it is to all dogs- be they Ladies or Tramps that this picture is respectfully dedicated- See more »

Alternate Versions

The Greek version was entirely re-dubbed in the 2006 re-release. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Saturday Night Live: Christopher Walken/Weezer (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock-a-Bye Baby
(1886) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Effie I. Canning
Sung a bit by Verna Felton (Aunt Sarah)
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User Reviews

Charm, humor, songs, great animation...what more do you need?
26 April 2001 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

One of the few Disney cartoons at this period not based on a famous piece of literature--so at least no one can complain that it doesn't do justice to the original! It's an unpretentious little gem, told from the viewpoint of the animals and against interesting backgrounds with superb animation and vocal work. Cat lovers may find it painful to watch how sinister the two Siamese cats are depicted--but not if they have a sense of humor. Actually, the 'Siamese Cat Song' is one of the highlights of Peggy Lee's novelty numbers. 'Bella Notte' and other simple melodies are integrated nicely into the plot with satisfying results. This was the first Disney cartoon made in Cinemascope so the artists had to fill a broader landscape for the camera to photograph. And yet, the transfer to video on VHS format is extremely well handled--you don't feel you're missing anything. I believe the film is also available in letterbox but I find the VHS print I own to be more than satisfactory. Delightful Disney classic for young and old alike.


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