The Ugly Dachshund

1966 NR 1h 33m DVD

The Ugly Dachshund

1966 NR 1h 33m DVD
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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.
Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, Charles Ruggles, Kelly Thordsen, Parley Baer, Robert Kino, Mako, Charles Lane
Norman Tokar
Full Screen 1.33:1, Widescreen 1.85:1
Spanish (Neutral), French
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 7+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 7+
age 7+

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 child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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