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Director:
Writers:
Hugo Butler (screenplay)
Eric Knight (novel)
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Release Date:
December 1943 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A Thrilling Saga Of Courage And Loyalty ! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 3 wins See more »
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Cast

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Directed by
Fred M. Wilcox 
 
Writing credits
Hugo Butler (screenplay)

Eric Knight (novel)

Produced by
Samuel Marx .... producer
Harry Rapf .... executive producer (uncredited)
Dore Schary .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Daniele Amfitheatrof 
 
Cinematography by
Leonard Smith (director of photography)
Charles P. Boyle (director of photography) (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Ben Lewis 
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis 
 
Makeup Department
Jack Dawn .... makeup creator
 
Production Management
Charles J. Hunt .... unit manager (uncredited)
George Yohalem .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Andre .... assistant director (uncredited)
Alfred Raboch .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Mildred Griffiths .... associate set decorator
Paul Groesse .... associate art director
Frank Wesselhoff .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
 
Special Effects by
Warren Newcombe .... special effects
 
Stunts
Larry Kert .... stunts: Roddy McDowall (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Daniele Amfitheatrof .... conductor (uncredited)
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Wally Heglin .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Paul Marquardt .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leonid Raab .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Eric Zeisl .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Henri Jaffa .... associate Technicolor color director
Natalie Kalmus .... Technicolor color director
Frank Inn .... dog trainer (uncredited)
Rudd Weatherwax .... dog trainer: "Lassie" (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Eric Knight .... with reverence and pride, we dedicate this picturization of his best-loved story to (as the late Major Eric Knight)
 
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Runtime:
89 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Canada:G (video rating) | Finland:S | Netherlands:6 (2008) | Norway:A | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:TV-G | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #8995) | USA:G (re-rating) (1971) | West Germany:6 (f)

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Trivia:
Many people misinterpret the title of this movie. The title is not Lassie, Come Home (with a comma). It's not as if anyone is commanding Lassie to come home. The title is Lassie Come Home (with no comma), which heard in the last line of the film: "You're my Lassie come home." Another way of saying this is "You are my Lassie who has come home." In the title and the last line, the phrase "come home" is an adjective that describes "Lassie," not a verb in the imperative mood. "You're my Lassie come home" has the same grammatical structure as "She's a lamb gone astray," "It was problem met head-on," and "There's one houseplant left outdoors."See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In an early scene in the movie, the shadows are the same when Joe is going to school in the morning as when he's coming home that afternoon.See more »
Quotes:
Sam Carraclough:Ye can't feed a dog on the dole, and ye can't feed a family either.See more »
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Soundtrack:
I Dreamt I Dwelt In Marble HallsSee more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A friend in need is a friend indeed !, 1 May 2010
Author: dbdumonteil

"Lassie Chien Fidèle" (=Faithful dog,French translation) was one of the first books I read when I was a child .It's a precious memory.

Although it is not,IMHO, Wilcox's most memorable movie (it would rather be his impressive "forbidden planet"),it's still good value and excellent entertainment for the whole family.The color is wonderful .And the real star is Lassie herself for the other characters have less screen time than this extraordinary dog (male colley Pal) and most of them are brilliantly supporting :I particularly like Dame May Witty as the old lady who takes care of Lassie for a short while.

Roddy Mac Dowall was a wunderkind ,my favorite of all the child actors of all time.He is very cute and he is really moving.When I saw the scene he shares with Elizabeth Taylor-very lovely too- in the kennels ,I couldn't help thinking that ,twenty years later ,they would be Octavian and Cleopatra!!!

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