A Lassie movie. After years of prospecting, Jonathan finally strikes gold. He returns to town only to discover that his partner has since died and left Tommy fatherless. He decides to leave... See full summary »
A Lassie movie. After years of prospecting, Jonathan finally strikes gold. He returns to town only to discover that his partner has since died and left Tommy fatherless. He decides to leave Shep (played by Lassie) with Tommy to cheer him up. Meanwhile, Jonathan's new partner, Lin, isn't interested in sharing the gold, and lures Jonathan to his death. Lassie immediately deduces what's happened, so Lin poisons Lassie. Lassie barely pulls through and pursues Lin to a climactic confrontation where, due to an off-screen accident with some liquid nitrogen, Lin's gun jams. Written by
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This is one of a handful of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer productions of the 1950-1951 period whose original copyrights were never renewed and are now apparently in Public Domain; for this reason this title is now offered, often in very inferior copies, at bargain prices, by numerous VHS and DVD distributors who do not normally handle copyrighted or Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer material. See more »
Lassie's last film for MGM Studios(before the TV series) is a modest but entertaining family picture directed by Harold F. Kress and stars Paul Kelly as gold prospector Jonathan Garvey, who leaves Lassie with a fatherless boy(played by Gary Gray) but runs afoul of his greedy new partner Lin(played by Bruce Cowing) When Lassie discovers Jonathan has died, she suspects Lin's involvement, but is poisoned by him to stop her, but she recovers and exacts her own revenge... Not that well-liked for some reason, but this is at worst innocuous, and can certainly still be enjoyed by animal lovers. This picture fell in the public domain, but is available in a good print from ROAN DVD.
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