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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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Cast

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Henrik (as William 'Billy' Severn)
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Anton
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Sergeant Eddie Brown
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Olav
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Sergeant Schmidt
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Joanna
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Willi
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Karl
Patricia Prest ...
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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20 April 1945 (USA)  »

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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

The British plane flown by Joe has a maple leaf as mark so the plane should be Canadian. As the movie was shoot in the States and Canada is likely a Canadian aircraft was used. See more »

Quotes

Joe Carraclough: You know something, Laddie? You've got to understand something before we go back home this time. One of the little things about war is you can't have your dog. You're a very little thing for me to give up... many are giving up their children. I suppose when I have a child... feeling something like this... it probably won't be anything like it. Perhaps I'll never know about it. But, anyway, I know about you. I won't see you anymore.
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Connections

Followed by Courage of Lassie (1946) See more »

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Norwegian Themes
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Music by Edvard Grieg
Adapted by Herbert Stothart
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Kids will like it
10 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sequel to the first Lassie film. Joe Carraclough (Roddy McDowell in the first film, Peter Lawford here) is home briefly from the war. He loves a dog named Laddie (who may be the son of Lassie--it's never made clear). He still loves Priscilla (Elizabeth Taylor in the first, June Lockhart here). He takes Laddie with him to the Army (!!!) and soon he and Laddie are trapped in occupied Norway.

This is strictly for the kids. The dialogue is on the level of a bad Archie comic book, there's zero characterization and one sequence with four children has some of the worst acting I've ever seen in a movie. Also they're constantly pushing Laddie in your face so you can go "awwwwwwwww". Still this is shot in gorgeous Technicolor, has stunning scenery and Laddie is a good actor (so to speak). More for kids though--as an adult I was getting pretty bored. It was kind of fun to see Lockhart here considering she was in the Lassie TV show about a decade later. Parents should know a man is shot dead (no blood), Laddie is shot also and is constantly being put in danger. That might bother some kids. I give it a 7.


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