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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 Lee Millar ... Jim Dear / Dog Catcher (voice)
Barbara Luddy Barbara Luddy ... Lady (voice)
Bill Thompson 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

Plot Keywords:

dog | baby | aunt | cat | siamese cat | See All (116) »

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lady and the Tramp 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

Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions See more »
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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

The original story was created by Joe Grant while Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) was nearing post-production. Ward Greene used Joe Grant's original version as the basis for his novel. Greene's novel was still being written while the film was still in production. Grant's wife was said to have been angry over the story being "stolen" but Walt Disney maintained all legal rights to the story. See more »

Goofs

Tramp's color changes from brown/tan to dark-gray/gray. In his first appearance at the rail yard, he is clearly a brown dog with tan belly. By the end of the movie, he is a dark gray dog with a gray underbelly. He switches back and forth a couple of times during the film. 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

There exist two versions of this film, the difference being the aspect ratio. In 1955 many cinemas didn't have the equipment to show CinemaScope films, so besides the original anamorphic version (aspect ratio 2,55:1) Disney filmed a spherical version (aspect ratio 1,37:1) where some of the animation was redone to fit the frame. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in A.N.T. Farm: FANTasy Girl (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

The Siamese Cat Song
(uncredited)
Written by Sonny Burke and Peggy Lee
Performed by Peggy Lee
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

One of the Greats
19 March 2001 | by neophoenixSee all my reviews

I grew up watching this movie. I consider it a wonderful movie for both children and adults to watch. While many of today's animated Disney movies are aimed at kids, this movie is from a time where adults were primarily the target audience. This movie lacks the 'kiddie' humor and tells a wonderful tale of genuine emotion and compassion. The love story between two non-human characters removes most bias that we automatically impose upon human characters. I feel that few movies will ever match this one in quality.


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