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Courage of Lassie (1946)

G  |   |  Drama, Adventure, Family  |  8 November 1946 (USA)
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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
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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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8 November 1946 (USA)  »

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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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Kathie runs down the same piece of path twice when she first encounters Bill. See more »

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many adventures with a young girl
8 November 2005 | by (Bath, England) – See all my reviews

'Courage of Lassie' is not really about 'Lassie' but about a Lassie-like collie named Bill. 'Courage of Lassie' is one of the best Lassie films, in my opinion. The storyline is packed full of adventure in which Bill saves the day, but when Bill is hit by a truck and taken away from young Kathy (Elizabeth Taylor), Bill becomes an army dog in the second World War. (I think this is the only Lassie film to have a female girl as the dog's primary master.) There are also some happy parts of the movie, showing the deep friendship that the young girl and collie share. This, intertwined with Lassie saving sheep in a snow storm and becoming a war hero makes this a good film. It's not as good as 'Lassie Come Home', but it is still worth a watch if you enjoy films about dogs.


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