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The Painted Hills (1951)

Approved | | Family, Western | 4 May 1951 (USA)
An intrepid dog comes to the rescue when a boy's life is put at risk by the greed inflamed by a gold strike.

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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 Leo L. Schwab <ewhac@best.com>

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The last of MGM's seven "Lassie" family films in Technicolor issued between 1943-51, this entry was the only one that did not garner a contemporary "New York Times" review. See more »

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Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Painted Hills (1993) See more »

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Not feeling suicidal enough? This is the movie for you!
30 December 2006 | by (El Paso!) – See all my reviews

A Lassie movie which should have been "put to sleep".... FOREVER. That's how I'd describe this painfully dreary time-waster of a film. So mediocre in every aspect that it just becomes a dull, uninteresting mess, this is one of the most forgettable movies I've seen. It isn't even an achievement as a "so-bad-it's-good" or "so-bad-it's-memorable" movie. The idea of Lassie turning bad is intriguing but so little actually happens, and so slowly, that you feel your life slipping away while sitting there, watching the non-actors read their lines off cue cards waiting for their measly paychecks.

It's an empty, hollow shell of a movie. Seriously, it's not worth wasting your, or your kid's time on. Unless you're both heavily medicated. That's all I have to say.

Avoid, avoid, avoid! It will drive you barking mad! Hahahah, get it? BARKING! Hahahahahahaha!

Sorry, I've had a rough week.


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