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The Ugly Dachshund (1966)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Family | 16 February 1966 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Norman Tokar

Writers:

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

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
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Disney's Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

16 February 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

4 bassotti per 1 danese See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Fran Garrison: Mark it's hard enough to cater a party for 60 people without that four legged demolition squad around.
Mark Garrison: Demolition squad? Well what about that, that wrecking crew of yours?
[the Daucshunds]
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Connections

Featured in Disney Dimanche: Episode #1.1 (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Birthday to You
(uncredited)
Written by Patty S. Hill (as Patty Hill) and Mildred J. Hill
Performed by Suzanne Pleshette
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Pure Disney Magic
7 October 2018 | by Hollywood_YodaSee all my reviews

Disney films always have an animal, a child or someone suffering. This film was no exception, as it's another dog movie. This is a very wholesome film too, starring Dean Jones and Suzanne Pleshette. It's also a very comical film too.

One of the more memorable scenes I remember that makes this a very 60s film and more wholesome is a scene in the couples bedroom, depicting two single beds. You don't see that anymore, but it was prevalent in that era of morality.

The ugly dachshund that the title refers to is Brutus, a great dane who gets into all sorts of mischief while growing up with a litter of dachshunds. Great fun for the entire family, without provocative situations, language or violence.


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