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The Ugly Dachshund (1966)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Family | 16 February 1966 (USA)
The Garrisons live with a Great Dane who thinks he's a dainty dachshund. His identity crisis results in an uproarious series of household crises that reduce the Garrisons' house to shambles.


Norman Tokar


Albert Aley (screenplay), G.B. Stern (book)




Complete credited cast:
Dean Jones ... Mark Garrison
Suzanne Pleshette ... Fran Garrison
Charles Ruggles ... Dr. J.L. Pruitt (as Charlie Ruggles)
Kelly Thordsen ... Officer Carmody
Parley Baer ... Mel Chadwick
Robert Kino Robert Kino ... Mr. Toyama
Mako ... Kenji
Charles Lane ... Judge


Fran Garrison's all in a tizzy because her prize Dachshund, Danke, is having pups, and she has hopes of one of the pups becoming a champion. But at the vet's, her husband Mark is talked into letting Danke wet nurse a Great Dane pup that's been abandoned by his mother. And Mark wants to keep the Great Dane. But Brutus has this problem: he thinks he's a dachshund and he's too big to be a lapdog. But when Fran ridicules Brutus one too many times, Jim's got a plan to prove to everyone (and Fran) that a great Dane can be far more than just an ugly dachshund. Written by Kathy Li

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A HAPPY HONEYMOON GOES TO THE DOGS!...When a Great Dane disguised as a Dachsie crashes the party! See more »


Comedy | Family


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Did You Know?


Final film of Dick Wessel. He died shortly after principal photography was completed, and Paul Frees looped in Wessel's entire part in post-production. See more »


When Brutus chases Sgt. Carmody he tries to open the door to his car but it is locked so he is forced to climb a tree. The next morning Mark Garrison sees the car and opens the driver's door and it is not locked. See more »


Officer Carmody: Business address?
Mark Garrison: The same. I'm an artist, I work at home.
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Happy Birthday to You
Written by Patty S. Hill (as Patty Hill) and Mildred J. Hill
Performed by Suzanne Pleshette
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Cute Movie!
3 August 2018 | by cheatersquadSee all my reviews

Despite being an old movie, this is very cute and likable. For its time, it has good production value. It is a tad predictable at times, but still adorable and fun to watch. I would recommend this movie to anyone who wants to watch a funny and cute story, while seeing some adorable puppies along the way. The acting is very good as well and doesn't seem as staged as it is in some other films.

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Release Date:

16 February 1966 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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