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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 »
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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 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:

Doggone Hilarious Fun! See more »

Genres:

Family | Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Disney's Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El perro humano See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$17,658,000, 31 December 1959
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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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

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

Quotes

Wilson Daniels: I'd rather not know how you get your gossip. Uh, what else do you know about them?
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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 »


Soundtracks

The Shaggy Dog
Written by Hazel George (as Gil George) and Paul J. Smith (as Paul Smith)
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It's a dog's life....literally
14 November 2000 | by helpless_dancerSee all my reviews

Funny show about a boy who turns into a dog after coming under an ancient spell. This, of course, leads to all sorts of trouble and adventures. Fred McMurray played the part of the put upon dad to perfection, he had me rolling in the floor. Also, the cops who couldn't quite believe their eyes tickled my funnybone, and they put on quite a show with their comical car chase. Silly Disney stuff to be sure, but lots of fun.


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