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Hills of Home (1948)

Approved | | Adventure, Family, Drama | December 1948 (USA)
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
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Jamie Soutar
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Sir George
Hughie Green ...
Geordie (as Hugh Green)
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Lord Kilspindie
Eileen Erskine ...
Belle Saunders
Victor Wood ...
David Mitchell
David Thursby ...
Burnbrae
Frederick Worlock ...
Dr. Weston
Pal ...
Lassie (as Lassie)
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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! See more »


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December 1948 (USA)  »

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Danger in the Hills  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Followed by The New Lassie (1989) See more »

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Lassie, Gwenn & Crisp: A Winning Team
7 December 2003 | by (los angeles) – See all my reviews

If you love a dog story then this is for you. If you love a story of love in a small village then this is for you. If you love a story of courage then this is for you. Hills of Home features Lassie, that collie that shows the true meaning of friendship between Master and dog. Lass (Lassie) is afraid of the water in rivers or lakes so she will not cross any form of water. A sheepdog protects the sheep from drowning in water so her first owner decides to kill Lass because she is useless as a sheepdog. Dr. William MacLure (Edmund Gwenn) is the only doctor in the village and a rather old one. Dr. MacLure is not the brightest or most up-to-date doctor but he will fight the spectre of death with hand-to-hand combat to save those villagers that he loves. He decides that a dog will help a lonely man in meeting the needs of the village so he barters for the ownership of Lass. Drumsheugh (Donald Crisp) is Dr. MacLure's best human friend. Drumsheugh encourages his friend and offers wise advice to the head strong old doctor. This film features the growing love of this familiar trio (Lassie, Gwenn & Crisp) as they battle death, nature and time. A heartwarming story that ends with you wanting to just grab hold of your own dog as Dr. MacLures holds on to Lass.


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