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The Shaggy Dog (1959)

By Polly M. Robertus, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

A lovable mutt of a classic comedy.

Movie G 1959 104 minutes
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age 7+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 10+

Erik’s rating

After watching this movie it’s really funny, I can’t stop laughing over the fact that Willbe stole his best friend Buzz’s car as a dog, drove off in it.
age 7+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (4 ):

Although the pace lags at times, THE SHAGGY DOG remains entertaining. Fine performances by several of the Mouseketeers and Fred McMurray as a dog-phobic father will charm school-age kids and their nostalgic parents. The movie offers a fascinating peek at how 1950s Americans saw the world.

Eleven- and 7-year-old viewers were almost equally amused by The Shaggy Dog, though both grew restless at times as the many plot-wheels gradually meshed. But Wilby's antics as Chiffon, the "Bratislavian Sheepdog," will genuinely entertain young viewers. Parents can have little objection to this well-behaved, clean-cut feature.

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