When a Great Dane puppy is raised with a litter of Dachshunds, it naturally thinks it's a Dachshund too--even when it grows to 10 times the size. Dean Jones and Suzanne Pleshette star as the hapless couple who took in the galumphing dog, which wreaks havoc on their house and home. The Ugly Dachshund
is mostly a series of spectacular disasters (the doggy demolition of Jones's art studio will delight kids and reduce adults to nervous wrecks), but it's held together by the convincing domestic banter of Jones and Pleshette (who was quite a dish in 1965); the pair went on to star in a couple of other Disney live-action flicks, Bluebeard's Ghost
and The Shaggy D.A.
. Despite some racial and gender stereotypes, it's a good-natured and amusing movie in the Disney mold. Also featuring classic character actor Charlie Ruggles (Bringing Up Baby
, The Parent Trap
). --Bret Fetzer
sottotitoli in italianonella casa dei coniugi carrison vivono cinque cani: lei si prende cura dei quattro bassotti, lui ama l'enorme danese. li presentano a una mostra canina: vince il danese che supera finalmente una grave crisi di identita' canina. commedia familiare targata disney, piacevole, sveltina, moderatamente spiritosa, perfettamente innocua. adatto per bambini con cani a carico.