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Lassie Come Home (1943)

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After her destitute family is forced to sell her, a collie named Lassie escapes from her new owner and begins the long trek from Scotland to her Yorkshire home.



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Lassie (as Lassie)


Hard times came for Carraclough family and they are forced to sell their dog to the rich Duke of Rudling. However, Lassie, the dog, is unwilling to leave the young Carraclough boy and sets out on the long and dangerous journey in order to rejoin him. Written by Dragan Antulov <>

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The pulse-pounding adventure of an unusual collie who fought her way home . . . through a thousand miles of danger ! See more »


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Release Date:

December 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La cadena invisible  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Elizabeth Taylor replaced Maria Flynn for the role of Priscilla. Some sources say Flynn was afraid of the dog on the set. Others say that she grew taller than Roddy McDowall or that the strong Technicolor lighting caused her eyes to water. In any case, production was halted. The producer was walking the 600 block of North Foothill Road in Beverly Hills doing his nightly patrol as an air raid warden when he met Francis Taylor, who patrolled the 700 block. Knowing he and Sara wanted to get their daughter into the movies, he asked him to bring Elizabeth to the studio. There she was introduced to Lassie and the production resumed. See more »


When Lassie decides to leave the elderly couple, the man opens and closes the gate for her to leave. The camera angle then changes to show the gate still open, and then the camera returns to the original angle to show the gate closed again. See more »


Mrs. Carraclough: Oh, well. Ye may as well know it right off. Lassie won't be waiting for ye at school anymore.
Joe Carraclough: Why not? What's happened?
Mrs. Carraclough: Because she's sold; that's why not.
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America the Beautiful
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Music by Samuel A. Ward (1882)
Lyrics by Katharine Lee Bates (1895)
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Even the terminator would cry at the end of this one.
8 August 2003 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

I'm not going to say much about this movie...because it is, of course, very good...BUT the end is what i want to talk about. I'm a guy so it humbles me a little to make the following comment: It makes you so happy to see that Lassie has overcome the most impossible odds just to meet Joe at school, Ya just start bawling like a lil baby! they will be some of the happiest tears you'll ever cry. 9 out of 10 just because the end makes up for any downfalls the movie might have!(not that it has many)

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