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Digby: The Biggest Dog in the World (1973)

Digby consumes a bowl of Project X, a liquid growth formula. Soon, he becomes a sheepdog of gigantic size!


Joseph McGrath


Charles Isaacs (story), Ted Key (novel) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Dale ... Jeff Eldon
Spike Milligan ... Dr. Harz
Angela Douglas ... Janine
John Bluthal ... Jerry
Norman Rossington ... Tom
Milo O'Shea ... Dr. Jameson
Richard Beaumont ... Billy White
Dinsdale Landen ... Colonel Masters
Garfield Morgan ... Rogerson
Victor Spinetti ... Professor Ribart
Harry Towb ... Ringmaster
Kenneth J. Warren Kenneth J. Warren ... General Frank
Bob Todd ... The Great Manzini
Margaret Stuart Margaret Stuart ... Assistant
Molly Urquhart Molly Urquhart ... Aunt Ina


Before his adventure begins, Digby is given to Bill by a friendly vet, but as Bill's grandfather doesn't like to have an English sheepdog in his house, Bill is forced to give him away. He gives Digby to a guy who works in a defense lab that experiments with animals and plants for space travel. A growth-boosting chemical is made in the lab, and the animal trainer steals some to boost his own tomato crop. Accidentally, the dog is fed some and, as a result, is growing all the time; eventually, he's the size of an ocean liner. As weird animals are attractions, Digby is stolen by two well-dressed hoods and sold to a circus, from which Digby escapes, hunted by the military, both Army and Air Force! Written by MLS

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Screenwriter Michael Pertwee was the elder brother of Jon Pertwee, who was enjoying success as the third incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who (1963) at the time. See more »


Referenced in EastEnders: Episode dated 25 October 2004 (2004) See more »

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Best ever film named after me
11 October 2018 | by digby-11See all my reviews

My girlfriend dragged me to see it at the cinema when it first came out. Even after 45 years I still enjoy watching it. It's simplistic but great fun. Jim Dale is great. Watch how to eat in a transport cafe when the cutlery is chained to the table. Dinsdale Landon is excellent as the obnoxious army officer. "If 007 can do it so can I" as he tries the impossible in the staff car (he'd seen Diamonds are Forever).

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May 1974 (USA) See more »

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Digby - Der größte Hund der Welt See more »

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