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Fluffy (1965)

A lion gets famous.

Director:

Earl Bellamy

Writer:

Samuel Roeca
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Randall ... Prof. Daniel Potter
Shirley Jones ... Janice Claridge
Edward Andrews ... Griswald
Howard Morris ... Sweeney
Ernest Truex ... Claridge
Jim Backus ... Sergeant
Frank Faylen ... Catfish
Celia Milius ... Sally Brighton (as Celia Kaye)
Dick Sargent ... Tommy
Adam Roarke ... Bob Brighton
Whit Bissell ... Dr. Braden
Harriet E. MacGibbon Harriet E. MacGibbon ... Mrs. Claridge (as Harriet MacGibbon)
Jim Boles Jim Boles ... Pete
Parley Baer ... Police Captain
Connie Gilchrist ... Maid
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Storyline

Fluffy the lion is the main attraction in this comedy. He plays the subject of an ambitious experiment done by Daniel Potter (TONY RANDALL), a scientist trying to prove that even a wild animal like a lion can be made into a pet with proper training. Wherever he goes, Potter's ponderous pet incites mayhem amongst the region's fearful residents. To escape his panicky neighbors, Potter and Fluffy hide out in a hotel. There, the owner's daughter (SHIRLEY JONES) falls for the unlikely duo, while everyone else fall all over themselves in a panic. Our heroes find themselves on the run from the law when Fluffy is accused of eating someone! Can Potter stop the police before they shoot an innocent lion? Written by Ian McKendell <imckendell@mac.com>

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King of Beasts...or Prince of Pussycats?

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 June 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El profesor y el león See more »

Filming Locations:

Kenya See more »

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Production Co:

Scarus,Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Final film appearance of Sammee Tong, who committed suicide in October 1964, shortly after filming wrapped. See more »

Quotes

Police Captain: A farmer across the way says that a large furry night prowling animal has run four of his mules off lately. Also...
Prof. Daniel Potter: Officers, you've come to the wrong place. A rather surly gentleman, who lives on the next estate, keeps an ill tempered doberman. The other night we were taking a stroll and he almost scared Fluffy to death.
Police Captain: Fluffy?
Prof. Daniel Potter: My cat.
Fluffy the Lion: Growl
[unobservant policeman steps on Fluffy's tail]
Fluffy the Lion: Roar!
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Very funny...
8 August 2005 | by nvservSee all my reviews

This movie was always a guilty pleasure for me. Whenever I saw it would be on, I finagled a way to be able to watch. Being a cat-lover, I loved the lion. Even now, I find myself smiling, just thinking about the film.

The cast was perfect in their over-reactions and bluster when confronted by the lion and Tony Randall's insistence that Fluffy would hurt no one. It's classic comedy for its time, and the humor still works, all these years later.

I highly recommend this film for harmless fun that's enjoyable for adults and children.


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