Sunday, March 08, 2009

3/3/09: The Ugly Dachshund (1966)

It's another animal-related Disney live-action flick. This one stars Dean Jones (The Love Bug, Million Dollar Duck) and Suzanne Pleshette as a married couple with a bunch of dogs. She loves her four adorable dachshunds; he's crazy about his Great Dane, a "four-legged demolition squad" named Brutus. To call the movie lighthearted would be akin to saying that the Grand Canyon looks large from certain angles. Jones and Pleshette look great together and the salami dogs are off-the-charts cute; there are a couple of laughs, but the movie is so annoyingly lightweight that it'll be enjoyable only for the people who thought That Darn Cat was too intense. Rating: 2/5.

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