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Lady and the Tramp

also known as “Bowwow Story,” “A Dama e o Vagabundo,” “Banoo va velgard,” “Dama i skitnica,” “Dama in potepuh,” “Dama ir valkata,” “De schone en de vagebond,” See more »

Reviewed by: Brett Willis

Moral Rating: Good
Moviemaking Quality:
Primary Audience: Family
Genre: Animation
Length: 1 hr. 16 min.
Year of Release: 1955
USA Release: June 22, 1955
Cover Graphic from Lady and the Tramp
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Romantic fiction about a sheltered female uptown Cocker Spaniel dog and a streetwise downtown mongrel

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Lady and the Tramp are falsely accused by her owners

Tramp tries to “open her eyes” to life without leashes and fences.


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Featuring Peggy Lee … Darling / Si / Am / Peg (voice)
Larry Roberts … The Tramp (voice)
Bill Baucom … Trusty (voice)
Verna Felton … Aunt Sarah (voice)
George Givot … Tony (voice)
Lee Millar … Jim Dear / Dog Catcher (voice)
Barbara Luddy … Lady (voice)
Bill Thompson … Jock / Bull - the Bull Terrier / Policeman at Zoo / Dachsie / Joe / Jim’s Friend (voice)
Stan Freberg (Stan Freeberg) … Beaver (voice)
Alan Reed … Boris (voice)
Dal McKennon (Dallas McKennon) … Toughy / Professor / Pedro / Hyena (voice)
The Mellowmen Quartet (The Mello Men) … Dogs (singing voice)
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Director Clyde Geronimi
Wilfred Jackson
Hamilton Luske
Producer Walt Disney Animation Studios
Walt Disney
Erdman Penner

This story, set in the early 20th century, follows the relationship that develops between a pampered cocker spaniel and a mongrel from the wrong side of the tracks.

Lady has had everything she could ever want from her humans, “Jim Dear” and “Darling;” but now a baby is on the way, and she’s getting shortchanged. Tramp comes on the scene and tells her she should strike out with him and see what real living is, because she’ll never get the same attention at home that she used to get. Both Lady and Tramp are blamed for things they didn’t do, but the story works out well in the end.

There’s a small amount of scariness for young children (including a rat that gets into the baby’s room); but overall, this film should be watchable by the whole family with no reservations. The story is well done and entertaining, and the music is very good; for anyone who isn’t already familiar with it, I don’t want to give anything away.

Viewer CommentsSend your comments
Excellent film! I only discovered this film when we purchased it for our two-year-old girl. She loves it, and always requests the “doggies” film. On several occasions, she has even cried when it is over because she wants to see it again and again. My Ratings: [4/4½]
T.C., age 26