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The Million Dollar Duck (1971)

Professor Dooley takes home a duck from his research laboratory as a toy for his son, but soon finds out that it lays golden eggs.

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Rutledge
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Jimmy Dooley (as Lee Harcourt Montgomery)
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Eunice Hooper
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Arvin Wadlow
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Orlo Wadlow
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Frisby
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Mr. Purdham
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Ted Jordan ...
Mr. Forbes
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Storyline

To save it from being put to death, Professor Albert Dooley takes home a dumb duck from the research laboratory, which accidentally was exposed to X-rays. At home he discovers that it lays now golden eggs. Since he's broke all the time, his family welcomes this new source of income greatly, and tries to keep it secret. But their greedy neighbors become suspicious. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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It's Charlie...the webfoot wonder with the 24 karat layaway plan! See more »

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Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

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30 June 1971 (USA)  »

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The $1,000,000 Duck  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Near the conclusion of the movie, just before Jimmy captures Charlie the duck, there is a Volkswagen Beetle with the license plate OFP 857. The tag was the very same as Herbie's in The Love Bug (1968), another Disney movie starring Dean Jones that was the first in a series of "Love Bug" films. See more »

Goofs

Charley is actually a Goose, not a duck. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Dooley: Mr. Hooper next door... he has a dog. He can afford to feed it. It's a great big one.
Professor Albert Dooley: Mr. Hooper next door works for the U.S. Treasury and they have all our money. He could afford a giraffe.
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Made Disney more then $1,000,000
4 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

As a kid in the early seventies I remember clips from $1,000,000 duck being shown on Disney Time and Screen Test. I think it's a head nod to a certain bad tempered duck who made Disney more then $1,000,000. It's interesting to see Tony Roberts in something not directed by Woody Allen. I first saw it in full in the mid -seventies when the BBC showed it on Christmas Eve (that was the days when Disney was very grudging about their stuff being shown to anything other than a full cinema audience). A good film, a satire on greed and the American Dream.


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