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Lassie (1954–1974)

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The ongoing saga of the Martin family and their beloved collie, Lassie.

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Series cast summary:
Lassie ...
 Lassie (321 episodes, 1954-1973)
 Timmy Martin / ... (249 episodes, 1957-1964)
 Ruth Martin (207 episodes, 1958-1964)
Hugh Reilly ...
 Paul Martin (170 episodes, 1958-1964)
Lassie the Dog ...
 Lassie (151 episodes, 1954-1972)


The ongoing saga of the Martin family and their beloved collie, Lassie.

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Release Date:

12 September 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jeff's Collie  »

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(591 episodes)

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The original Lassie TV show starred the Miller family with Tommy Rettig as Jeff, Jan Clayton as his Mother, Ellen, and George Cleveland as Gramps. The first two seasons of Lassie with the above cast garnered an Emmy award each of those years for best prime time children's show. Lassie never won an Emmy after that. Tommy Rettig was getting too old for the part, so he voluntarily left and was replaced by Timmy and his adoptive parents, the Martins. The critical quality of the show (writing, acting, etc.) began to decline in the third season and suffered considerably when Timmy, the Martins and new producers took over. With the notable exception of a couple of acclaimed Christmas shows the popularity of the dog Lassie and her acting abilities carried the show for many years. She was played by a boy dog called Pal Jr. who was the son of Pal and looked almost identical to the original Pal from the MGM movies and TV pilot show. Lassie's owner and trainer, Rudd Weatherwax, and his two dogs, Pal and Pal Jr., were phenomenal. Their acting abilities as a team were what made the Lassie brand what it was and still is today. See more »

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Near the closing credits' conclusion, Lassie lifts her paw up as though she were saying goodbye to the viewers. See more »

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great show, great memories
30 March 2003 | by (Brewster, ny ,usa) – See all my reviews

When i was growing up in the late 50's are early 60's there was only one program we ever watched at 7pm on Sunday and it was Lassie. I remember the 2 part episode when Tommy and Lassie were lost and

i cried at the the end of part 2 when Lassie found her way home . I was very dissapointed when the Martin's sold the farm and gave Lassie to Forest Ranger Cory Stewart. The show was never that same after that. Thanks to Discovery Kids Channel i can now see these wonderfull shows including the 1st three seasons 1954 to 57 when Jeff Miller and his family owned Lassie and the farm.

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