Cinema: Scaly Tale

PETE'S DRAGON

Directed by Don Chaffey

Screenplay by Malcolm Marmorstein

He's gorgeous, in a ghastly sort of way: the fine-featured, thoughtful face of a moose, though greener than your normal moose; little scrambly front legs and big thumping back legs; a great, green, swaying belly and a proper thrashing tail; all supported by demure pink wings set too far forward for really good aerodynamics, so that he flies with a waddle. He fulminates fire, of course, if he has remembered to change his flint, and, all in all, it's just as well that he is invisible most of the time. His name is...

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