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Son of Lassie (1945)

Laddie (Son of Lassie !) and his master are trapped in Norway during WW2 - has he inherited his mothers famous courage ?

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Henrik (as William 'Billy' Severn)
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Sergeant Schmidt
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Hedda
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Thea (as Helen Koford)
Leon Tyler ...
Arne
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Laddie (Son of Lassie !) and his master are trapped in Norway during WW2 - has he inherited his mothers famous courage ?

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M-G-M's NEW Adventure in Technicolor

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Adventure | Drama | Family | War

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Release Date:

20 April 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Filho de Lassie  »

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(TCM print)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was the only Lassie movie in which June Lockhart appeared. However, 13 years later, she would appear in her first of 207 episodes of the Lassie (1954) television series. See more »

Goofs

Toward the end of the movie, while Joe and Laddie are escaping the work camp, Laddie bites the leg of a Nazi soldier. The "bait" to make Laddie bite can be seen under the pants-leg, in Laddie's mouth. See more »

Quotes

Joe Carraclough: No matter what anyone says, Laddie, you're still the finest champion ever.
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Connections

Followed by The Sun Comes Up (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Norwegian Themes
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Music by Edvard Grieg
Adapted by Herbert Stothart
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One of the best Lassie films...gorgeous locations...
4 July 2002 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Breathtakingly beautiful location photography (Banff National Park, Canada) provides a colorful background for a war story involving Lassie, Peter Lawford, June Lockhart, Donald Crisp, Leon Ames, William Severn and an early performance by Terry Moore when she was a child actress.

Dealing with the warm relationship between Joe (Peter Lawford) and his war-trained pup, it has moments of high suspense, humor and classic Lassie challenges as the dog attempts to become reunited with his master. Not as overtly sentimental as "Lassie Come Home", it scores on its own as one of the best in the string of Lassie films MGM made following the success of the first one.

The war scenes are well handled with much of the action having a realistic look, as does the German village, with everyone contributing their own well acted moments to an intriguing film. Little William Severn is appealing as the boy who discovers the wounded dog and must protect it from the German soldiers. June Lockhart is refreshingly natural as Lawford's sweetheart and there are the usual pleasant performances from Donald Crisp and Nigel Bruce. Lawford and Lassie have some strenuous stunts to perform in the rapids as they escape.

Definitely a Lassie film worth watching.


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