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Challenge to Lassie (1949)

 -  Drama | Family  -  31 October 1949 (USA)
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When Lassie's master dies, an old friend tries to convince a judge that the dog's life should be spared.

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In 1860 Ediburgh, sheep herder Jock Gray finds a Collie puppy on the loose. When she is unclaimed, he takes her as his own and calls her Lassie. They are soon inseparable but when Jock dies and is buried in an unmarked grave, Lassie takes to sleeping in the churchyard to be near him. Jock's good friend John Traill is prepared to find a good home for Lassie but no matter how hard he tries, she always manages to get away and despite any obstacles put in her way, manages to get back to Jock's grave. It all comes to a head when a local magistrate orders her destroyed for not having a license leading Traill to take his case to a higher court. Written by garykmcd

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31 October 1949 (USA)  »

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Desafio de Lassie  »

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Trivia

Opening credits: Edinburgh-1860 And towering over all, Castle Rock, with much of its military history lost in the dimness of time. But now another kind of history was being made as each night its sunset bugle sounded -- history of a dog's loyalty and devotion. This devotion led to troubles which greatly upset the dog -- and upset the city so thoroughly that matters finally reached the High Courts. See more »

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When Lassie is crawling out of the river, the POV is from the river and the river is running from left to right. When she comes over the bank, the POV is toward the river, the water is running from left to right. See more »

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An Evil, Evil Film
25 October 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Long before Mel Gibson and his Braveheart chums erroneously and treacherously painted Robert the Bruce as a traitor to the people he served so heroically, Hollywood was trampling all over the memory of that other great Scottish hero, Greyfriar's Bobby. Challenge to Lassie removes the faithful terrier, replacing him with some big shot American sheepdog, surrounded by 'actors' whose Scottish accents are so bad you wonder if they've given up half way through, tried an Irish one, realised they're not much cop at that either and tried Scottish again to no avail.

Hopefully Braveheart will pay the same price for attempting to alter Scotland's proud history and be as anonymous in forty odd years as Challenge to Lassie is now.

An evil, evil film.


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