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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 ...
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Pete Merrick
Bill Wallace ...
Sergeant Mac (as William Wallace)
Minor Watson ...
Sheriff Ed Grayson
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Charlie
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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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8 November 1946 (USA)  »

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Finnish censorship visa register # T-28069 (video) delivered on 28-6-1994. See more »

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As Bill floats downstream on a log, the coyote that is supposed to be paddling behind him is shown several times as a floating replica of a coyote that isn't even moving, just floating along with the rapid current. See more »

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The Dog Days of Lassie
20 August 2007 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Lassie should have barked, "RE-WRITE!" during the third in the series, "Courage of Lassie". Elizabeth Taylor takes over the reigns as Lassie's owner. Obviously, the filmmakers were still not sure how to use Lassie as a name; so it's implied that the dog you love as Lassie is playing "Bill" (but it's really "Pal" playing "Lassie" playing "Bill"; and, it gets even more complicated in the film).

Since it is 1946, we'll just have to go along with Lassie being drafted; but, is this "Lassie Come Home from World War II" - is Lassie an unpatriotic deserter? Then, the poor dog comes down with Post-traumatic Stress Syndrome, becomes a killer, and goes on trial. On the plus side: Lassie is terrific, as usual; the dog tries to make a bad script hunt. Elizabeth Taylor and the film look very nice in color; and, Frank Morgan feels like a good substitute for Donald Crisp, who was in the last Lassie film, and will be in the next one…

**** Courage of Lassie (7/24/46) Fred M. Wilcox ~ Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Morgan, Tom Drake


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