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Fluffy (1965)

A lion gets famous.

Director:

Earl Bellamy

Writer:

Samuel Roeca
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Randall ... Prof. Daniel Potter
Shirley Jones ... Janice Claridge
Edward Andrews ... Griswald
Howard Morris ... Sweeney
Ernest Truex ... Claridge
Jim Backus ... Sergeant
Frank Faylen ... Catfish
Celia Milius ... Sally Brighton (as Celia Kaye)
Dick Sargent ... Tommy
Adam Roarke ... Bob Brighton
Whit Bissell ... Dr. Braden
Harriet E. MacGibbon ... Mrs. Claridge (as Harriet MacGibbon)
Jim Boles Jim Boles ... Pete
Parley Baer ... Police Captain
Connie Gilchrist ... Maid
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Fluffy the lion is the main attraction in this comedy. He plays the subject of an ambitious experiment done by Daniel Potter (TONY RANDALL), a scientist trying to prove that even a wild animal like a lion can be made into a pet with proper training. Wherever he goes, Potter's ponderous pet incites mayhem amongst the region's fearful residents. To escape his panicky neighbors, Potter and Fluffy hide out in a hotel. There, the owner's daughter (SHIRLEY JONES) falls for the unlikely duo, while everyone else fall all over themselves in a panic. Our heroes find themselves on the run from the law when Fluffy is accused of eating someone! Can Potter stop the police before they shoot an innocent lion? Written by Ian McKendell <imckendell@mac.com>

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King of Beasts...or Prince of Pussycats?

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 June 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El profesor y el león See more »

Filming Locations:

Kenya See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Final film appearance of Sammee Tong, who committed suicide in October 1964, shortly after filming wrapped. See more »

Quotes

Police Captain: A farmer across the way says that a large furry night prowling animal has run four of his mules off lately. Also...
Prof. Daniel Potter: Officers, you've come to the wrong place. A rather surly gentleman, who lives on the next estate, keeps an ill tempered doberman. The other night we were taking a stroll and he almost scared Fluffy to death.
Police Captain: Fluffy?
Prof. Daniel Potter: My cat.
Fluffy the Lion: Growl
[unobservant policeman steps on Fluffy's tail]
Fluffy the Lion: Roar!
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Referenced in What's My Line?: Tony Randall (2) (1964) See more »

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Silly, Funny and Charming Fun
1 March 2001 | by aesgaard41See all my reviews

To many fans, Tony Randall will only and always be Felix Unger, but in this movie he plays Professor Daniel Potter who much to the concern of everyone around him does experiments with his pet lion, Fluffy. Filled with many of those recognizable faces from the Seventies, such as Edward Andrews, Howard Morris, Jim Backus and Dick Sargent, the movie's most enduring star is the lion who upon sight of him sends many a person irrationally running for their lives. Randall is a hoot as he stands by the lion indifferent to the events and saying, "He's harmless I tell you. Harmless." Shirley Jones is on hand as Randall's lady love unsure of his feelings as she races by his side as Fluffy runs loose and unattended in a hotel freaking out everyone who sees him. "He's harmless. Wouldn't harm a fly !" insists Randall. There is a nonsensical and silly aspect to this movie, but it's charming aspect comes from Fluffy's innocent to the hysteria he unknowingly causes and the confusion that Randall knows he's creating. You have to see it for the man who rides the lion's back.


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