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The Million Dollar Duck [1971] (1 disc)

Director:Vincent McEveety
Writer:Roswell Rogers
Length:89 minutes
(1 hour 29 minutes)
MPAA Rating:G
Sorting Category:Family
IMDB Rating:5.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:17%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: Professor Dooley takes home a duck from his research laboratory as a pet for his son, but soon finds out that it lays golden eggs.

Reaction: Cheesy concept, but I remember loving this movie as a kid. I'm a fan of Dean Jones and Sandy Duncan so I'm still a fan.

Personal Rating: 6/10

Vincent McEveety => Director
Roswell Rogers => Writer
Arthur Hunnicutt => Mr. Purdham
Bernard Fox => Car Salesman (uncredited)
Bing Russell => Mr. Smith
Charley => The Duck (uncredited)
Dean Jones => Professor Albert Dooley
Edward Andrews => Morgan
Frank Cady => Assayer
Frank Wilcox => Bank Manager
George O'Hanlon => Parking Attendant
Hal Smith => Courthouse Guard
Hank Jones => Commencement Speaker (uncredited)
Howard Wendell => Roger - State Dept. Representative (uncredited)
Jack Bender => Arvin Wadlow
Jack Kruschen => Doctor Gottlieb
James Gregory => Rutledge
Joe Flynn => Finley Hooper
John J. Fox => Agitated Driver #1 (uncredited)
Jonathan Hole => Refinery Agent (uncredited)
Lee Montgomery => Jimmy Dooley (as Lee Harcourt Montgomery)
Peter Renaday => Mr. Beckert (as Pete Renoudet)
Robert Shayne => Refinery Executive (uncredited)
Roy Roberts => The Judge (uncredited)
Sandy Duncan => Katie Dooley
Stu Gilliam => Minor Role (uncredited)
Tony Roberts => Fred Hines
Virginia Vincent => Eunice Hooper

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Final film of veteran character actor Frank Wilcox.
  • The Million Dollar Duck (1971) is the first of three movies that film critic Gene Siskel walked out on during his professional career. The other two were the horror film Maniac (1980) and the comedy Black Sheep (1996).
  • 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].