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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

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Taglines:

"I was a Teen-age boy!" See more »

Genres:

Family | Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The words Wilby Daniels recited from the ring to transform himself were "in canis corpore transmuto." See more »

Goofs

When Thum comes to visit Dr. Andrassy at his home, Dr. Andrassy seems a little surprised and tells him, "I told you never to come here at night." At the end of the scene, Dr. Andrassy says to Thum that he'll seem him at the doctor's home again the following night at 8:00pm, even though at the beginning of the scene he told him never to go to his house at night. 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

Referenced in The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet: The Barking Dog (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

The Shaggy Dog
Written by Hazel George (as Gil George) and Paul J. Smith (as Paul Smith)
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Delightful Disney Comedy
1 January 2004 | by comm-todaySee all my reviews

"The Shaggy Dog" is a delightful live-action comedy, the first of many to emerge from the Walt Disney Studios during the late 50s - through the early 80s. Although firmly rooted in the late 1950s the film has many charms, mosty noticeably its innocence, pure situation comedy and perfect pitch performances by a cast of film veterans. Is the film a classic - no. Is it worth watching, by all means. It's a wonderfully entertaining Disney family film and it holds up quite well, even for today's jaded audiences. If you can't find the appeal in this film well, then your mature beyond all hope. Enjoy!


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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:

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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

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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