Watch: The Shaggy Dog 1959 123movies, Full Movie Online – Through an ancient spell, a boy changes into a sheepdog and back again. It seems to happen at inopportune times and the spell can only be broken by an act of bravery…..
Plot: Through an ancient spell, a boy changes into a sheepdog and back again. It seems to happen at inopportune times and the spell can only be broken by an act of bravery….
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A chucklesome story keeps things chugging along
‘The Shaggy Dog’ is mostly amusing.
It hasn’t aged beautifully, the switching from real dog to costume looks fairly ridiculous now – though it kinda does add to the humour in parts, albeit unintentionally. The cast aren’t anything spectacular but do the jobs that are needed.
‘Old Yeller’ duo Tommy Kirk (Wilby) and Kevin Corcoran (Moochie) are back together, both improving on their performances from that aforementioned 1957 production; especially Corcoran. Fred MacMurray is solid as Daniel, while James Westerfield and Forrest Lewis play the humorous roles of Officers Hanson and Kelly.
It’s a simple film, one that probably does last about 10-15 minutes too long. However, a chucklesome story keeps things chugging along calmly.
Weird and Funny “Shaggy Dog” Story Of Teen Age Lycanthropy
this is a hoot for anyone who understands the term ” a shaggy dog story” or anyone who knows folklore. first off the term “shaggy dog”, means a ridiculous or exaggerated story so even the title is imaginative and clever. anyone who has delved into folklore knows all about stories of lycanthropy or the legend of the Borgia family. all of this mixed into the whole fifties “i was a teen age…” formula. the film is good laughs and not a bad excursion into contemporary folklore.
i’ve always felt that Disney comedies like this are often underrated for their cleverness. i guess because so much of the comedy is played for dumb laughs it’s hard to take it all seriously, which you’re not supposed to really, because it’s Disney you’re supposed to enjoy and have fun.
this is a great comedy, semi-horror, teen flick that actually holds up well to sophisticated screw ball comedies. a genuine argument can be made for this film that it is one of cinema’s better comedies. certainly with all of it’s gimmicks and effects, it’s very cinematic.
one major note here for viewers. this film was originally filmed in glorious B&W and is most effective when viewed in B&W. avoid the horrible colorized, tinted versions which disarm the effectiveness of it’s nostalgia and photography.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 44 min (104 min)
Genre Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Director Charles Barton
Writer Bill Walsh, Lillie Hayward, Felix Salten
Actors Fred MacMurray, Jean Hagen, Tommy Kirk
Country United States
Awards 1 win & 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.75 : 1
Film Length 2,770 m (1959) (Finland)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm