The Ugly Dachshund (1966)

Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, Charles Ruggles, Kelly Thordsen,
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...
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10/10 / 10

As an adult, I watch it over and over again! This is indeed one of thecutest movies I've ever seen and not to mention the best. If your childlikes dogs, this is a MUST see film. Some films involving animals have someterribly sad tragedy included but this film keeps it light and fun. Itstillcontains a happy ending and you'll giggle all the way through!

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I first saw The Ugly Dachshund before I owned or shall I say a longhaireddachshund owned me. After seeing the movie the second time, I realized thedachshunds did not need extra training to totally upset a household. Adelight to all dog lovers and dachshund enthusiasts in particular. Althoughthe title pooch is a great dane, it is a "doxie" movie delight.

10/10 / 10

A fairy tale update of the classic story, this beautifully art-directedDisney movie in glorious Technicolor, stars Dean Jones at the height of hiscomedic powers and a very young Suzanne Pleshette. Mark (Jones) adoptsBrutus, a lovable oaf of a Great Dane, who, try as he might, can't fit inwith Fran's (Pleshette) spoiled prize Dachshunds (think Lady and the Tramp'sevil Siamese cats). The film is full of sight gags and slapstick fromdirector Norman Tokar (The Cat from Outer Space, M*A*S*H). In true Disneyfashion, the underdog wins out and saves the day.

6/10 / 10

Dean Jones' second film for Walt Disney came via this minor but livelyfamily comedy co-starring another Disney regular, the late SuzannePleshette (as his wife) – plus veteran comic Charlie Ruggles(appropriately cast as their vet {sic}) and soon-to-be popular Asianactor Mako (as a cowardly caterer). Although the plot sticks strictlyto formula, dog lovers should be able to get a satisfactory amount ofenjoyment out of this lightweight farce about a Great Dane, who beingraised with a litter of dachshunds, creates all manner of chaos when hegrows too large for their company and, besides, suffers from identitycrisis at the most inopportune moments (namely a competitive dog show).In fact, apart from the likable pair of leads, the film's trump card isthe various slapstick sequences that involve the naïve but fiercelyprotective Great Dane chasing the amiably anarchic dachshunds aroundthe house (especially during an all-important garden party). Apart fromthe Asian caterers, a regular victim of the Great Dane's harmlessferocity is an overzealous cop who, in the film's most amusingnon-canine incident, gives Jones the mother of all tickets.

7/10 / 10

Although I'm more a fan of the animated Disney classics, I must admitthat Disney also used to do very good live-action movies back then.This is not one of them.

"The Ugly Dachshund" is a nice comedy, full of funny moments with 4Dachshunds and a Great Danes very well named Brutus. It's so funny howthose little "sausages" cause all that mess and the clumsy Brutusdestroys everything while trying to stop the "little angels" (like Francalls them).

The destruction of Mark's studio and the party's destruction are someof the funniest destructions ever.

Officer Carmody has got to be the funniest cinema policeman ever. Noteven in the "Police Academy" movies the policemen are this funny. Thischaracter is wonderfully played by Kelly Thordsen.

Mr. Toyama and Kenji are the most amusing Japanese characters ever,especially when they panic because of the "lion" (that's what they callBrutus and it's hilarious that they say "rion" instead). Bothcharacters are greatly played by the actors Robert Kino and Mako.

I also like very much the performances by Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshetteand Charles Ruggles.

This is an enjoyable classic to watch, but it is already showing itsage. It looks very dated now, especially nearly at the end, during thatsequence with the dogs's show.