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The Shaggy Dog (1959)

Approved | | Family, Comedy, Fantasy | 19 March 1959 (USA)
A teenage boy is cursed with periodically turning into an sheepdog.

Director:

Charles Barton

Writers:

Bill Walsh (screenplay), Lillie Hayward (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Fred MacMurray ... Wilson Daniels
Jean Hagen ... Freeda Daniels
Tommy Kirk ... Wilby Daniels
Annette Funicello ... Allison D'Allessio
Tim Considine ... Buzz Miller
Kevin Corcoran ... Moochie (Montgomery) Daniels
Cecil Kellaway ... Professor Plumcutt
Alexander Scourby ... Dr. Mikhail Andrassy
Roberta Shore ... Franceska Andrassy
James Westerfield ... Officer Hanson
Strother Martin ... Thurm
Forrest Lewis ... Officer Kelly
Ned Wever Ned Wever ... FBI Chief E.P. Hackett
Gordon Jones ... Captain Scanlon, Police Chief
Jacques Aubuchon ... Stefano
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Storyline

Through an ancient spell, a boy changes into a sheepdog and back again. It seems to happen at inopportune times and the spell can only be broken by an act of bravery.... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Funniest Shaggy Dog story ever told! Hello Dad... the funniest thing happened! See more »

Genres:

Family | Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The first live-action feature comedy produced by Walt Disney. See more »

Goofs

Francesca says that Lucretia Borgia lived during the "Dark Ages"; she actually died in the early 16th century, during the Renaissance. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: This is a shaggy dog story. It could've happened anywhere or to anyone. It so happened that it happened to Wilson Daniels. A man who loved people, but hated dogs.
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Alternate Versions

This film is also available in a computer colorized version, but because it was made for syndicated TV in the 1980s, it is 10 minutes shorter than the original theatrical cut. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Musical Legacy of Paul Smith (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

The Shaggy Dog
Written by Hazel George (as Gil George) and Paul J. Smith (as Paul Smith)
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User Reviews

 
Amusing.....and mediocre.
15 October 2001 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

This is a fairly amusing and painless, but also dated and long Disney comedy. I think it would've been better if it had stuck with the main theme and tried to earn more laughs out of it, instead of getting sidetracked by too many uninteresting subplots (they should have gotten rid of all that spy stuff). Best thing in the picture? A charming Annette Funicello. (**1/2)


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Official Sites:

Disney's Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Shaggy Dog See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$17,658,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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