"Lady and the Tramp" (1955) Film Review
By: Nathaniel Simpson
Disney's 1955 film, "Lady and the Tramp" is such a delightfully cute film. It shows the innocence of young true love. Lady falls head over heels for the stray mutt, and the film follows the interaction between the two dogs.
Lady is a Christmas present from Jim Dear to his wife, Darling. They pamper and treat Lady wonderfully, and everyone is happy in the household. However, when Darling gets pregnant, both parents' attention goes to the baby. After the baby is born, the married couple takes a small vacation, leaving the baby and Lady with the cruel and wicked Aunt Sarah.
Aunt Sarah is so cruel to Lady that the little puppy decides to run away, running into Tramp. From there, they go on a joyous adventure, ending with their first kiss at Tony's to the song "Belle Notte". The two dogs have fallen in love with one another, and they will stop at nothing to be with each other forever.
This film is cute and leaves a wonderful feeling with you as the screen goes dark. The animators and the voice actors really capture the romance between the two dogs. Tramp is such a cool dog (mostly thanks to the voice of Larry Roberts), and helps Lady break out of her shyness and comfortable surroundings to explore the outside with him.
One thing I enjoyed when watching the film is how throughout most of the film, we don't see the faces of many of the adults. This gives us insight into how the dogs see humans, and we explore the world through their eyes. It really transports the viewer into the film, and makes us feel as if we are experiencing the events of the film as a dog.
This movie is just absolutely beautiful and provides a great message of how love conquers all in the end.