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Hills of Home (1948)

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William McClure is the villlage doctor in a remote Scottish glen. Tricked into buying Lassie, a collie afraid of water, he sets about teaching her to swim. At the same time he has the ... See full summary »

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Dr. William MacLure
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Drumsheugh
Tom Drake ...
Tammas Milton
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Mr. Milton
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Hopps
Edmund Breon ...
Jamie Soutar
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Sir George
Hughie Green ...
Geordie (as Hugh Green)
Lumsden Hare ...
Lord Kilspindie
Eileen Erskine ...
Belle Saunders
Victor Wood ...
David Mitchell
David Thursby ...
Burnbrae
Frederick Worlock ...
Dr. Weston
Pal ...
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William McClure is the villlage doctor in a remote Scottish glen. Tricked into buying Lassie, a collie afraid of water, he sets about teaching her to swim. At the same time he has the bigger problem that he is getting older and must ensure the glen will have a new local doctor ready. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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M-G-M's thrilling adventure of young love in the hills!


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December 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Danger in the Hills  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Edmund Gwenn steals a warm-hearted Lassie film...
22 September 2006 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Although this is a minor Lassie film, it did open at the famous Radio City Music Hall in 1948, where the showplace must have decided it was the perfect theater to show this family film--in a theater that catered to wholesome films above all others.

It's a charmer, helped considerably by the performances of EDMUND GWENN, as an old-fashioned Scottish doctor who acquires a dog who is afraid of water, and LASSIE as the collie who has to overcome his fear of water when his master is in danger and needs him to swim for help.

DONALD CRISP, as Gwenn's loyal friend, and young JANET LEIGH and TOM DRAKE as the love interest, form a pleasant supporting cast responding well to Fred M. Wilcox's able direction. All the resources of the MGM studio went into recreating the Scottish settings and atmosphere that pervade the film, so much so that we can forgive the occasional lapses in the Scottish accents.

It passes the time pleasantly, but is not the typical Lassie film with him displaying all sorts of intelligence and courage. And this time, EDMUND GWENN actually steals scenes from the famous collie, holding much of the spotlight with a warm and easy performance as the crusty old doctor.


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