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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.

Director:

Vincent McEveety

Writers:

Ted Key (story), Roswell Rogers
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Jones ... Professor Albert Dooley
Sandy Duncan ... Katie Dooley
Joe Flynn ... Finley Hooper
Tony Roberts ... Fred Hines
James Gregory ... Rutledge
Lee Montgomery ... Jimmy Dooley (as Lee Harcourt Montgomery)
Jack Kruschen ... Doctor Gottlieb
Virginia Vincent ... Eunice Hooper
Jack Bender ... Arvin Wadlow
Billy Bowles Billy Bowles ... Orlo Wadlow
Sammy Jackson Sammy Jackson ... Frisby
Arthur Hunnicutt ... Mr. Purdham
Frank Wilcox ... Bank Manager
Bryan O'Byrne ... Bank Teller
Ted Jordan 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 now lays 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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What a way to feather your nest! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Disney's Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The $1,000,000 Duck See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of veteran character actor Frank Wilcox. See more »

Goofs

When the truck brakes and Albert, in the cherry picker, hits the bridge, the shot changes from a mid shot of Albert to a close-up. However, the background remains the same in both shots, revealing that he was filmed in front of a chroma key background. See more »

Quotes

Finley Hooper: I wish that fool professor made enough money so I could investigate him.
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Great movie that brings out precious old memories
20 February 2014 | by amer9001See all my reviews

I first watched this movie when I was 10 years old, I have never watched it since! that's 23 years ago. I watched it again yesterday, it came back to me fast! And since this movie successfully brought back the memory and feel of those wonderful old days, I can't give it less than 10/10.

The story is simple, to save the duck "Charley" Professor Albert Dooley takes home this duck from the lab, not knowing that its a gifted duck, a different duck. The rest? Watch the movie, its the perfect family movie.

I think "The Million Dollar Duck" is one of the best movies Disney have ever made, it is a classic, a rare gem.


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