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Bill's separated from his litter, making friends with the wild creatures until he's found and adopted by young Kathie. An accident separates him from her, and he's drafted into K-9 duty in ... See full summary »

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Tom Drake ...
Sergeant Smitty
Selena Royle ...
Mrs. Merrick
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Judge Payson
George Cleveland ...
Old Man
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Alice Merrick (as Catherine Frances McLeod)
Morris Ankrum ...
Farmer Crews
Mitchell Lewis ...
Gil Elson
Jane Green ...
Mrs. Elson
David Holt ...
Pete Merrick
Bill Wallace ...
Sergeant Mac (as William Wallace)
Minor Watson ...
Sheriff Ed Grayson
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Charlie
Clancy Cooper ...
Casey
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Bill's separated from his litter, making friends with the wild creatures until he's found and adopted by young Kathie. An accident separates him from her, and he's drafted into K-9 duty in the trenches until battle fatigue takes its toll and he turns vicious. And even though he finds his way back home, he may be condemned as a killer. Written by Kathy Li

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As Refreshing As A Breath Of Spring !

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Drama | Adventure | Family | War

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8 November 1946 (USA)  »

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Blue Sierra  »

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Although the title of the film suggests it, there is no mention of the character Lassie anywhere in the movie. See more »

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When Bill's mother meets the boat, she is accompanied by three pups. But when it comes time to lift the dogs in, there are now four pups. See more »

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Everybody Loves Lassie
31 December 2014 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

If you enjoy watching "A-Dog-As-A-Shining-Hero" movie, then you're sure to get a satisfying charge out of Courage Of Lassie (COL, for short) from 1946.

Featuring plenty of carefully staged wildlife photography (especially within its first 20 minutes), COL had our favourite celebrity canine, Lassie, heading out on one daring, brave and big-hearted adventure after another.

As something of a bonus - COL starred a fresh-faced, 14-year-old Elizabeth Taylor, who played young Kathie Merrick, the easily-excitable daughter of simple sheep ranchers etching out a modest living in the American North-West.

All-in-all - COL was, for the most part, an enjoyable enough feature film, but I seriously think that its story was probably best suited for a much younger audience than myself.

*Note* - What didn't make a whole lot of sense to me was that, even though this film's title clearly named this prized collie-dog as Lassie, Kathie kept repeatedly calling this pedigree pooch, Bill, for whatever reason.


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