The Ugly Dachshund

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"A HAPPY HONEYMOON GOES TO THE DOGS!...When a Great Dane disguised as a Dachsie crashes the party!"
  • NR
  • 1965
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 6.5  (4,570)

The Ugly Dachshund is a family comedy movie from 1966 starring Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, and Charles Ruggles. It was directed by Norman Tokar and produced by Walt Disney Productions. The story of the movie is centered around a Great Dane named Brutus who lives with his owners, Mark Garrison (played by Dean Jones) and his wife Fran (played by Suzanne Pleshette). Brutus is a happy and playful dog who loves spending time with his family.

One day, Mark, who is a veterinarian, is asked to take care of some dachshund puppies for a few days. The puppies are so cute that Fran wants to keep one of them as a companion for Brutus. Mark agrees, but he warns Fran that dachshunds are known to be stubborn and hard to train.

The Garrison family decides to keep the smallest of the dachshund puppies, whom they name Danke. Danke is an adorable and playful puppy, but Brutus doesn't seem to like him. Brutus perceives Danke as a threat to his position as the family's favorite dog.

As time passes, Danke grows up and becomes a big and clumsy dachshund. He is not as beautiful as the other dachshunds, which earns him the nickname "the ugly dachshund." Despite his looks, Danke is still loved by the family, but Brutus doesn't seem to accept him. Brutus and Danke keep getting into trouble and fighting, and Mark has to intervene to keep them from hurting each other.

One day, Mark has a brilliant idea to solve the problem. He decides to put Brutus in a dachshund costume, which he uses to train Danke. Brutus, now disguised as a dachshund, starts to mimic the other dachshunds, and Danke starts to follow his lead. Brutus becomes the pack leader, and Danke becomes a well-trained and obedient dog.

The plan works, and Brutus and Danke become best friends. They play together, sleep together, and even eat together. Brutus finally accepts Danke as part of the family, and they become inseparable.

The movie ends with the annual dog show, where Brutus and Danke participate together. They win the competition, and the whole family is overjoyed. The Garrison family now has two dogs that they love equally, and they all live happily ever after.

In summary, The Ugly Dachshund is a heartwarming family movie about love, acceptance, and friendship. It showcases the importance of treating all animals with kindness and compassion, regardless of their size or appearance. The movie is a perfect mix of humor, drama, and romance and is sure to entertain both children and adults alike.

The Ugly Dachshund is a 1965 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5.

The Ugly Dachshund
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    6.5  (4,570)