The Shaggy DA

The Shaggy DA

Robert Stevenson (1976)

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Our Score
Some habits prove harder to break than others in this amiable, belated follow-up to Disney's 1959 hit, The Shaggy Dog. Following in the pawprints of Tommy Kirk (who played Wilby Daniels as a boy), lawyer Dean Jones finds himself turning into a pooch at the slightest provocation. Unfortunately, this peculiar canine condition occurs just as he's up for election as district attorney against the unscrupulous Keenan Wynn. Notable for a juicy scene involving some cherry pies and an ingenious break-out from the dog pound, this is one of those rare occasions when the sequel is superior to the original.


A boy who once turned into a dog grows up to become a principled lawyer, who runs for district attorney. However, as he campaigns against the crooked current DA, he finds himself once again undergoing a canine transformation and must find out the cause while keeping his condition a secret. Sequel to Disney comedy The Shaggy Dog, starring Dean Jones and Suzanne Pleshette.

Cast & Crew

Wilby Daniels Dean Jones
Betty Daniels Suzanne Pleshette
Tim Tim Conway
DA John Slade Keenan Wynn
Katrinka Muggelberg Jo Anne Worley
Raymond Dick Van Patten
Brian Daniels Shane Sinutko
Eddie Roschak Vic Tayback
Freddie Richard Bakalyan
Director Robert Stevenson
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video
Comedy Drama Children's