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The Ballad of Hector the Stowaway Dog: Where the Heck Is Hector? 

Aboard the merchant ship Simaloer, Mr Danzer and his circus troupe travelling to Lisbon. Mr Danzer needs badly new attractions for modest circus, and notices Hector, an airdale dog that is ... See full summary »

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Vincent McEveety

Writer:

Kenneth M. Dodson (novel)
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Walter Gotell ... Benton
Edmund Hashim ... Duke
Ed McCready Ed McCready ... Adolph
Eric Pohlmann ... Hugo
Fortunio Bonanova ... Inspector
Henry Brandon ... Circus Roustabout
Paul Devlin Paul Devlin ... Crew Member
John Stacy John Stacy ... Captain
Stephen Levy Stephen Levy ... Crew Member
Lina Volonghi Lina Volonghi ... Woman
Adelaide Ribeiro Adelaide Ribeiro ... Portuguese Singer
Mário Santos Mário Santos ... Customs Officer (as Mario Santos)
Stephen Chiu Stephen Chiu ... Chinese Man
Jim Dolen Jim Dolen ... Captain
Tony Doonan Tony Doonan ... Wireless Operator
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Aboard the merchant ship Simaloer, Mr Danzer and his circus troupe travelling to Lisbon. Mr Danzer needs badly new attractions for modest circus, and notices Hector, an airdale dog that is cute and well trained by the second-pilot. He makes a generous offer, but Mantell refuses to sell his dog. During their stay in Lisbon, gets involved in a bar fight, and is separated from Hector. The wonders thr ough Lisbon's streets, finds his way to the docks, and boards a ship - the wrong one. When the ship's crew finds Written by Artemis-9

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A million dollars worth of jewels....smuggled in a mongrel's collar!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 1964 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Lisbon, Portugal See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A masterpiece of modern canine sea tales...
18 December 2002 | by LinusQSee all my reviews

The Ballad of Hector, the Stowaway Dog is a true gem. It is a brilliant mix of canine hijinx, dastardly jewel thieves, and swashbuckling sea-faring. The story follows a heroic Airesdale terrier (named Hector) through a series of oceanic adventures. The dog unwittingly has a fortune in jewels around his neck, sewn right into his collar! It is a classic tale of good versus evil for the entire family. It, sadly, has been played very few times in the past few years due to lack of interest on behalf of the Disney Channel. I, honestly, would give my right arm to see this two part series again. Its catchy theme song has not left my mind since I viewed the film. "Who is Hector?" the song goes. "He's one heck of a seadog! Who is Hector? That salty stowaway pup!" The Sherman brothers (who did the music for Mary Poppins) magnificently show that they can undertake any task that the Disney company gives to them. The series is a fine piece of work from the mid-1960s and I hope one day to find a copy of this film on DVD or VHS. In conclusion, the Ballad of Hector, the Stowaway Dog is a worthwhile treat for all ages (and breeds) alike.


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