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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.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Wilson Daniels
... Freeda Daniels
... Wilby Daniels
... Allison D'Allessio
... Buzz Miller
... Moochie (Montgomery) Daniels
... Professor Plumcutt
... Dr. Mikhail Andrassy
... Franceska Andrassy
... Officer Hanson
... Thurm
Forrest Lewis ... Officer Kelly
Ned Wever ... FBI Chief E.P. Hackett
... Captain Scanlon, Police Chief
... 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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"I was a Teen-age boy!" See more »

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Family | Comedy | Fantasy

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19 March 1959 (USA)  »

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Quelle vie de chien!  »

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$17,658,000, 31 December 1959
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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

The first of six Walt Disney films starring Fred MacMurray. See more »

Goofs

Right after Franceska cleans the cut above Buzz Miller's eye, the cut disappears. See more »

Quotes

Buzz Miller: Great suffering cat!
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Referenced in The Misadventures of Merlin Jones (1964) See more »

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The Shaggy Dog
Written by Hazel George (as Gil George) and Paul J. Smith (as Paul Smith)
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Good clean family fun.
25 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

It is increasingly difficult to find movies that are suitable for children, both for their entertainment value and their lack of inappropriate content. The Shaggy Dog is a thoughtful story that the whole family can enjoy. The plot is complex enough to hold the interest of the oldest members of the family while not being too involved or frightening for the youngest children. You're also able to walk away from this movie without having to rationalize to your children why foul language was used, nor do you have to worry about the modern tendency of Disney movies to try to sexualize children.


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