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and those who do not love us,
may God turn their hearts,
and if He cannot turn their hearts
may He turn their ankles
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The Shaggy Dog [Colorized] [1959]
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Director:Charles Barton
Writer:Bill Walsh
Lillie Hayward
Composer:Hazel George
Paul J. Smith
Length:104 minutes
(1 hour 44 minutes)
MPAA Rating:G
Suggested Event Use:Halloween
Sorting Category:Family
IMDB Rating:6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:75%
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  • Kids
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  • Fantasy
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Synopsis: Wilby Daniels is a young man whose dad is allergic to dogs and quite mad about it. All's fine until Wilby begins trading places with the new lovely neighbor's beloved pet.


Reaction: Fun family fare that didn't need to be remade into yet another Tim Allen movie.


Personal Rating: 7/10

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Charles Barton => Director
Bill Walsh => Writer
Lillie Hayward => Writer
Hazel George => Composer
Paul J. Smith => Composer
Felix Salten => Novel
Alexander Scourby => Dr. Mikhail Andrassy
Annette Funicello => Allison D'Allessio
Cecil Kellaway => Professor Plumcutt
Forrest Lewis => Officer Kelly
Fred MacMurray => Wilson Daniels
Gordon Jones => Captain Scanlon, Police Chief
Jacques Aubuchon => Stefano
James Westerfield => Officer Hanson
Jean Hagen => Freeda Daniels
Kevin Corcoran => Moochie (Montgomery) Daniels
Ned Wever => FBI Chief E.P. Hackett
Paul Frees => J.W. Galvin, Psychiatrist / Narrator
Roberta Shore => Franceska Andrassy
Strother Martin => Thurm
Tim Considine => Buzz Miller
Tommy Kirk => Wilby Daniels

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The first live-action feature comedy produced by Walt Disney.
  • Gregory Peck was the second choice for the role of Wilson Daniels.
  • The words Wilby Daniels recited from the ring to transform himself are "in canis corpore transmuto."