The Ugly Dachshund
Danke is a decorated dachshund show dog who's about to have puppies, much to the delight of her owner, Fran (Suzanne Pleshette). As she daydreams of a slew of new show-dogs-in-training, the vet convinces husband Jim (Dean Jones) to bring home an abandoned Great Dane puppy. As the orphaned puppy, acclimates to his new home, it's no surprise that he starts to think he's a dachshund too -- and he leaves plenty of comic mayhem in his wake to prove it.
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- Norman Tokar
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Full Screen 1.33:1, Widescreen 1.85:1Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral), FrenchClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this 1966 movie is a product of the era in which it was filmed, and the treatment of two Asian characters would be considered offensive by today's standards. The roles of husband and wife also seem dated. Lots of scenes of adorable puppies getting up to mischief will make this a winner for dog lovers.
- Sexual Content
- Married couple exchange numerous affectionate embraces and kisses, but sleep in 1960s-issue twin beds.
- Not applicable
- Husband tells wife to "shut up" during a fight, then apologizes profusely.
- Social Behavior
- The dynamic between the bossy wife and milquetoast husband, as well as the wife's social ambitions played out through her dogs, may not be something to model, but it certainly reflects human nature. Mutual devotion between dog and human is sweetly depicted.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- An anxious character drains a few glasses of champagne; another is teased about being drunk at a past social event.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it