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Digby: The Biggest Dog in the World (1973)

Digby consumes a bowl of Project X, a liquid growth formula. Soon, he becomes a sheepdog of gigantic size!

Director:

Joseph McGrath

Writers:

Charles Isaacs (story), Ted Key (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Dale ... Jeff Eldon
Spike Milligan ... Dr. Harz
Angela Douglas ... Janine
John Bluthal ... Jerry
Norman Rossington ... Tom
Milo O'Shea ... Dr. Jameson
Richard Beaumont ... Billy White
Dinsdale Landen ... Colonel Masters
Garfield Morgan ... Rogerson
Victor Spinetti ... Professor Ribart
Harry Towb ... Ringmaster
Kenneth J. Warren Kenneth J. Warren ... General Frank
Bob Todd ... The Great Manzini
Margaret Stuart Margaret Stuart ... Assistant
Molly Urquhart Molly Urquhart ... Aunt Ina
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Before his adventure begins, Digby is given to Bill by a friendly vet, but as Bill's grandfather doesn't like to have an English sheepdog in his house, Bill is forced to give him away. He gives Digby to a guy who works in a defense lab that experiments with animals and plants for space travel. A growth-boosting chemical is made in the lab, and the animal trainer steals some to boost his own tomato crop. Accidentally, the dog is fed some and, as a result, is growing all the time; eventually, he's the size of an ocean liner. As weird animals are attractions, Digby is stolen by two well-dressed hoods and sold to a circus, from which Digby escapes, hunted by the military, both Army and Air Force! Written by MLS

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Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Digby - Der größte Hund der Welt See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Screenwriter Michael Pertwee was the elder brother of Jon Pertwee, who was enjoying success as the third incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who (1963) at the time. See more »

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Referenced in Countdown: Episode #74.18 (2016) See more »

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I loved it as a kid, but...well...
13 September 2012 | by alanschriver-970-736996See all my reviews

I did not see this film in theaters when it was first released. But after it became syndicated for television. I would watch it every time one of the local independent stations aired it. I got so caught up in the story every time. But times have changed. Looking back, I am amazed at how easy to please I was back then. The newspaper we took in those days included a TV supplement. It printed a capsule review for this film. I think it says it all: "If it's a dog, why does it go gobble gobble gobble?" It is harmless enough for your children to watch, and they may even be entertained. Just don't expect them to be any too much richer from the experience.


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