DIGBY: THE BIGGEST DOG IN THE
D: Joe McGrath
20th Century Fox (Walter Shenson)
UK 🇬🇧 1973
W: Michael Pertwee [based on the book 'Hazel' by Ted
DP: Harry Waxman
Ed: Jim Connock
Mus: Edwin T. Astley
Jim Dale (Jeff Eldon), Spike Milligan (Dr. Harz),
Angela Douglas (Janine)
If you were to watch this movie now, you'd probably
balk at how dated the special effects appear to be.
The story itself is quite decent; an old English
sheepdog accidentally drinks an experimental growth formula intended for use on plants and grows to gargantuan size, leaving a trail of destruction in its path.
It's unlikely to find any audience nowadays, but for
the 1970's it made a nice children's film for a rainy afternoon.
A film which is unfortunately very much stuck in its
own age. A remake could probably serve it well, if it was done right.