Lady and the Tramp

Synopsis: Lady, a golden cocker spaniel, meets up with a mongrel dog who calls himself the Tramp. He is obviously from the wrong side of town, but happenings at Lady's home make her decide to travel with him for a while. This turns out to be a bad move, as no dog is above the law.
Production: Buena Vista Pictures
  Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 1 nomination.
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76 min

This is the night

It's a beautiful night

And they call it bella notte

Look at the skies

They have stars in their eyes

On this lovely bella notte

So take the love

Of your loved one

You'll need it about this time

To keep from falling like a star

When you make that dizzy climb

For this is the night

And the heavens are right

On this lovely

Bella notte

On this lovely

Bella notte

Silent as a snowflake in the night

Holy is the spirit of this night

All the world is calm and peaceful

All the world is bright and joyful

Spirit of love

And child of peace

Love unending

That shall not cease

Peace, my children

Of good will

Peace, my children

Peace, be still

It's for you, darling.

Merry Christmas.

Oh, Jim, dear.

It's the one I was admiring, isn't it?

Trimmed with ribbons?

Well, it has a ribbon.

How sweet.

- You like her, darling?

- I love her.

What a perfectly beautiful little lady.

Come on, Lady. Over here.

That's a girl.

There, now.

A nice little bed for you.

But Jim, dear, are you sure

she'll be warm enough?

Why, of course, darling.

She'll be snug as a bug in a...

Almost forgot something.


Good night, Lady.

Now, now,

don't worry, darling.

She'll go right to sleep.

No, no, Lady.

This is where you belong, right here.

Oh, look.

She's lonesome.

Don't you think maybe...?

Just for tonight?

Darling, if we're going

to show her who's master,

we must be firm

from the very beginning.


Stop that now!

Stop it!


Quiet, now. You hear me?

Back to bed!

Quick, now.

Not one more sound.

Jim, dear.



Oh, all right.

But remember, just for tonight.

AII right, Lady. AII right.

I'm up. I'm up, Lady.

Oh, no!

What's wrong, Jim?

What is it?

Can't you explain

to Lady about Sundays?

Have you noticed, darling,

since we've had Lady

we see less and less

of those disturbing headlines?

Yes, I just don't know

how we ever got along without her.

Say, she must be

about six months old.

We'd better be getting her a license.

Hope it fits.

My, but it does look nice.

So grown up.

Won't Jock and Trusty

be surprised?

Four steps straight

and then to the left

And right to the place

where I marked it

With a bonnie, bonnie bone

that I buried for me own

In my bonnie, bonnie bank

in the backyard

That's a grand sight.


Oh, Jock!

Hello, Jock.

Oh! Oh, it's you, lassie.

Notice anything different?

You've had a bath?

No, not that.

You've had your nails clipped?

Guess again.

Well, I wouldn't

a-be knowin'.

Why-o, lassie.

A bonnie new collar.

- Do you like it?

- Aye.

It must be very expensive.

- Have you shown it to Trusty yet?

- No.

We'd best go at once.

You know how sensitive

he is about these things.

He's dreaming.


Dreamin' of those

bonnie bygone days

when he and his grandfather

were trackin' criminals

through the swamps.

- They were?

- That was before...

Before what?

'Tis time you knew the truth, lassie.

It shouldn't have happened to a dog.

But, well...

Trusty has lost his sense of smell.

- No!

- Aye.

But we must never let on

that we know, lassie.

It would break his poor heart.

Which way did he go?

Which way did he go?

- Go?

- Yeah, big fella.

About six-foot-two.

No, three.

Wore a striped suit.

No collar.

Why, Miss Lady.

You have a collar.

And a license.

My, my.

- How time does fly.

- Aye.

It seems only yesterday

she was cuttin' her teeth

on Jim Dear's slippers,

and now there she is,

a full-grown lady.

Wearin' the greatest honour

man can bestow.

The badge of faith and respectability.

That's right, Miss Lady.

As my grandpappy,

Old Reliable, used to say...

I don't recollect if I've ever

mentioned Old Reliable before.

Aye, you have, laddie.

Oh, yeah.

It's Jim Dear.

Please excuse me.

Hello, there, Lady.

Come on, beat you home.

You win again.

Steady, now.


Well, what have we here?

Big girl now, huh?

AII right.

Ladies first.

You know, darling,

with Lady here

I'd say life is quite complete.

Yes, dear.

I don't imagine anything could

ever take her place in our hearts.

What a day!

Well, now to dig up some breakfast.

Cute little rascals.

Now. That breakfast, let's see.


No. Francois...

No, no.

Nope. Too much starch.

Tony's. Oh, that's it.

I haven't been there in a week.

A beautiful day to make pizza

Hey, still we call it bella notte

Well, buon giorno, Butch.

You want-a your breakfast?

OK. The boss, he's a-saving

some a-nice bones for you.

Breakfast comin' up from a-left field.

Good catch!

Whoa, boy, whoa.



Look, Peg, it's the tramp.

Hiya, handsome.

Come to join the party?

AII right.

No time for wisecracks.

I've got to get you out.

I'm telling you, the pressure's

really on. Signs all over town.

- Gee, thanks.

- You're a bit of all right, chum.

- OK, OK, get going.

- Hey! What's going on over there?

Scram. And be careful.

Why, you mangy mutt.

Hey. Let go. Let go of me.

Well. Snob hill!

Hi, gals. How's pickings?

Pretty slim?

Yeah. I'II bet they've got

a lid on every trash can.

And a fence around every tree.

I wonder what the

leash and collar set

does for excitement.

Lassie. Lassie!

Miss Lady, ma'am.

Miss Lady!

Good morning, lassie.

'Tis a bonnie, braw, bright day...

Why, Miss Lady.

Is something wrong?

Aye. Tell us, lassie.

- If somebody's been mistreatin' ya...

- No, Jock.

It's something I've done, I guess.


It must be.

Jim Dear and Darling are acting so...

- Jim Dear and Darling?

- Hush, lad.

Now, lassie,

get on with the details.

Well, I first noticed it

the other day

when Jim Dear came home.

Down, Lady, down!

Darling, darling!

Are you all right?

Of course I am.

Why shouldn't I be?

I just can't help worrying.

After all, in your condition,

alone here all day,

and walking that dog...

- That dog!

- That dog?

He's never called me that before.

Well, now, lassie,

I wouldn't worry

my wee head about that.


they're only humans, after all.

That's right, Miss Lady.

As my grandpappy,

Old Reliable, used to say...

I don't recollect if I've ever

mentioned Old Reliable before.

Aye, you have, laddie.

- Frequently.

- Yeah.

But now Darling is...


We've always enjoyed

our afternoon romp together.

But yesterday...

No, Lady. No walk today.

No, Lady.

Not now.


Drop that, Lady.

Drop it, I say.

It didn't hurt, really.

But Darling has never

struck me... before.

Now, lassie.

Do not take it too seriously.

After all, at a time like this...

Why, yes, you see, Miss Lady,

there comes a time

in the life of all humans when...

Well, as they put it...

Birds and the bees?

Or... Well...

The stork. You know.


- Well...

- What he's trying to say, lassie,

is Darling is expecting a wee bairn.


He means a baby, Miss Lady.


What's a baby?

Well, they resemble humans.

But I'd say a mite smaller.

Aye. And they walk on all fours.

And if I remember correctly,

they bellow a lot.

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Ward Greene

Ward Greene (1892–1956) was an American writer, editor, journalist, playwright, and general manager of the comic syndicate King Features Syndicate. He is known for overseeing the works of Alex Raymond and other writers and artists at King Features Syndicate. He also wrote books such as Death in the Deep South, 1936 (adapted as the film They Won't Forget, in 1937) that, according to reviewer William Rose Benet, "reveals with startling clarity how the law works and how the press works after a particularly horrible and brutal murder." His "Happy Dan, the Cynical Dog" (1945) was the basis for the Disney film Lady and the Tramp released in 1955. Greene also wrote under the pseudonyms Frank Dudley and Jean Greene. more…

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