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  • TBC
  • Adventure, Drama
  • 1943
  • 90 mins

Lassie Come Home

Lassie Come Home

Synopsis

Lassie's first cinematic outing, starring Donald Crisp and Roddy McDowall.

About

The father of a Yorkshire family down on its luck sells his son's collie to a rich duke who decides to take the charming mutt with him when he moves to Scotland. The dog has other ideas, however, and sets about making her hazardous way back to the boy she has bonded with in this unrelenting piece of propaganda promoting the 'man's best friend' myth. Allegedly, the lead actress was a bitch to work with ... (Trivia point: Lassie was actually played by a male dog called Pal, but knowing that spoils the afore-going joke).

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Nigel Bruce, Edmund Gwenn, Roddy McDowall, Elizabeth Taylor, Donald Crisp, Dame May Whitty, Elsa Lanchester
  • Director: Fred M Wilcox
  • Writer: Hugo Butler
  • Producer: Samuel Marx
  • Photographer: Leonard Smith

In a nutshell

Sentimental slush but you'd have to be pretty hard-hearted not to get even a little choked up when Lassie finally does what she sets out to in the title.

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