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Lassie -- Ruth becomes caught in a dangerous hunting trap when she takes a shortcut on the way to a Grange supper.
Lassie -- Lassie is seriously injured by a truck while saving a three-year-old girl from danger.
Lassie -- Boomer leaves Mike in Timmy's care while he visits relatives, but the little dog proves to be quite a handful.
Lassie -- An older boy who has run away from home tries to convince Timmy and Boomer to camp out with him.
Lassie -- Timmy and Boomer set up a fortune-telling booth at the church carnival, but things don't go as planned.

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Release Date:
12 September 1954 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The ongoing saga of the Martin family and their beloved collie, Lassie.
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Awards:
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 7 nominations See more »
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(43 articles)
Beautiful Disasters: "The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T"
 (From MUBI. 30 March 2015, 5:27 AM, PDT)

Joseph Sargent, Award-Winning Director, Dead at 89
 (From The Wrap. 22 December 2014, 5:50 PM, PST)

Emmy-Winning Director Joseph Sargent Dies at 89
 (From Variety - TV News. 22 December 2014, 5:45 PM, PST)

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A childhood favorite! See more (24 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 268)
Lassie ... Lassie (321 episodes, 1954-1973)

Jon Provost ... Timmy Martin / ... (249 episodes, 1957-1964)

June Lockhart ... Ruth Martin / ... (207 episodes, 1958-1964)
Hugh Reilly ... Paul Martin (170 episodes, 1958-1964)
Lassie the Dog ... Lassie (151 episodes, 1954-1973)
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Series Directed by
William Beaudine (77 episodes, 1960-1968)
Hollingsworth Morse (58 episodes, 1959-1964)
Lesley Selander (54 episodes, 1955-1959)
Philip Ford (51 episodes, 1955-1958)
Jack Hively (49 episodes, 1960-1973)
Dick Moder (37 episodes, 1965-1973)
John English (21 episodes, 1957-1966)
Franklin Adreon (14 episodes, 1958-1959)
Joseph Sargent (14 episodes, 1961-1964)
Maurice Geraghty (10 episodes, 1956-1959)
William Beaudine Jr. (10 episodes, 1962-1970)
Sidney Salkow (9 episodes, 1954-1955)
George Archainbaud (9 episodes, 1958-1959)
Earl Bellamy (7 episodes, 1959-1960)
Christian Nyby (7 episodes, 1964-1965)
Sheldon Leonard (6 episodes, 1954)
Robert Sparr (5 episodes, 1967-1969)
Abby Berlin (4 episodes, 1958-1959)
Gerald Schnitzer (4 episodes, 1960-1961)
Paul Nickell (4 episodes, 1964)
James B. Clark (4 episodes, 1969-1971)
Sigmund Neufeld Jr. (4 episodes, 1969-1971)
Arthur H. Nadel (4 episodes, 1972)
Thomas Carr (3 episodes, 1954-1955)
George Blair (3 episodes, 1959-1960)
Oliver Drake (3 episodes, 1960)
Tom Beemer (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Ezra Stone (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
Leslie Goodwins (2 episodes, 1954-1955)
Ralph Murphy (2 episodes, 1957)
Harold D. Schuster (2 episodes, 1958)
R.G. Springsteen (2 episodes, 1958)
Norman Morgan (2 episodes, 1959)
Richard L. Bare (2 episodes, 1972)
 
Series Writing credits
Eric Knight (376 episodes, 1954-1972)
Eric Freiwald (122 episodes, 1959-1973)
Robert Schaefer (120 episodes, 1959-1973)
Sumner Arthur Long (46 episodes, 1955-1963)
Claire Kennedy (34 episodes, 1954-1958)
Monroe Manning (33 episodes, 1958-1965)
Robert Lees (20 episodes, 1957-1964)
James Douglass West (19 episodes, 1963-1970)
Richard Sanville (13 episodes, 1956-1964)
Z.C. Cramer (13 episodes, 1960-1964)
Paul David (12 episodes, 1956-1958)
Jackson Gillis (11 episodes, 1954-1960)
Arnold Belgard (9 episodes, 1958-1960)
Joan Scott (8 episodes, 1956-1962)
Alan Woods (8 episodes, 1958-1960)
Francis Rosenwald (7 episodes, 1962-1963)
Jessica Benson (6 episodes, 1957-1964)
Charles O'Neal (6 episodes, 1957-1963)
Miriam Geiger (6 episodes, 1957-1959)
David Richards (6 episodes, 1962-1963)
Vernon E. Clark (6 episodes, 1964-1969)
Jack Paritz (6 episodes, 1964-1965)
Jennings Cobb (6 episodes, 1965-1969)
Seymour Kern (5 episodes, 1956-1957)
Pauline Stone (5 episodes, 1957-1959)
Will Gould (5 episodes, 1958-1961)
Ruth Church (5 episodes, 1958-1960)
James S. Henerson (5 episodes, 1958-1959)
Dwight Hauser (5 episodes, 1961-1963)
Orville H. Hampton (5 episodes, 1963-1966)
Frank L. Moss (5 episodes, 1969-1971)
David T. Chantler (4 episodes, 1954-1957)
Thelma Robinson (4 episodes, 1955-1956)
Michael Cosgrove (4 episodes, 1958-1959)
Oliver Drake (4 episodes, 1959-1961)
Hendrik Vollaerts (4 episodes, 1959-1961)
Les Farber (4 episodes, 1960-1961)
Barry Shipman (4 episodes, 1964-1966)
John McGreevey (3 episodes, 1956)
Ed Adamson (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
Vincent Fotre (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
Edmond Kelso (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
Homer McCoy (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
Edward E. Seabrook (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
Peggy Phillips (3 episodes, 1958-1963)
Bill Kelsay (3 episodes, 1958-1959)
Rose Mathias (3 episodes, 1958-1959)
Steven Michaels (3 episodes, 1959-1960)
William Beaudine (3 episodes, 1960-1962)
Jess Carneol (3 episodes, 1963)
Kay Lenard (3 episodes, 1963)
S.H. Barnett (3 episodes, 1968)
Colin MacKenzie (3 episodes, 1968)
Inez Asher (2 episodes, 1955-1957)
Joel Andrews (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Marguerite Gallien (2 episodes, 1955)
Marianne Mosner (2 episodes, 1956-1961)
Doris Hursley (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Frank Hursley (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Robert Bloomfield (2 episodes, 1956)
Arthur Fitz-Richard (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Jo Conway (2 episodes, 1958-1960)
Ellis Marcus (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
T.C. Lengyel (2 episodes, 1958)
Harold Shumate (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Elwood Ullman (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Mary Helen Fay (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
David Boehm (2 episodes, 1960)
Joseph Sargent (2 episodes, 1961-1964)
Jerry Thomas (2 episodes, 1962-1963)
Christopher Bose (2 episodes, 1964)
Robert Schafer (2 episodes, 1969)

Series Produced by
Jack Wrather .... executive producer / producer (427 episodes, 1956-1973)
Robert Golden .... producer / executive producer (359 episodes, 1958-1973)
Bonita Granville .... associate producer / producer (319 episodes, 1959-1973)
Robert Maxwell .... producer / executive producer (138 episodes, 1954-1958)
Rudolph E. Abel .... associate producer / producer (128 episodes, 1954-1958)
William Beaudine Jr. .... associate producer / producer (83 episodes, 1967-1973)
Dusty Bruce .... producer (81 episodes, 1955-1957)
Sherman A. Harris .... executive producer (74 episodes, 1958-1960)
Don Castle .... associate producer (63 episodes, 1960-1962)
Peter Frank .... associate producer / assistant producer (40 episodes, 1957-1958)

Leon Fromkess .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Nathan Scott (187 episodes, 1962-1973)
Raoul Kraushaar (36 episodes, 1954-1957)
Alexander Courage (2 episodes, 1972)

Joseph Hooven (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Stuart Thompson (132 episodes, 1954-1958)
Eddie Fitzgerald (115 episodes, 1962-1966)
Robert F. Sparks (97 episodes, 1966-1973)
Kenneth Peach (73 episodes, 1958-1960)
Charles Van Enger (61 episodes, 1960-1962)
Ed Durden (4 episodes, 1962-1964)
Robert C. Moreno (3 episodes, 1966)
Harold E. Stine (2 episodes, 1954-1955)
 
Series Film Editing by
Monica Collingwood (114 episodes, 1959-1973)
Arthur Hilton (55 episodes, 1954-1957)
Bruce Schoengarth (55 episodes, 1962-1973)
Sigmund Neufeld Jr. (51 episodes, 1961-1971)
Chester W. Schaeffer (32 episodes, 1957-1968)
Dwight Caldwell (23 episodes, 1960-1962)
Richard L. Van Enger (18 episodes, 1957-1958)
John Sheets (16 episodes, 1959-1967)
Noel L. Scott (12 episodes, 1958-1959)
Paul Weatherwax (12 episodes, 1958)
William Morgan (11 episodes, 1956-1957)
William W. Moore (10 episodes, 1958-1959)
Arthur Roberts (9 episodes, 1955-1956)
Harry Reynolds (6 episodes, 1954)
Edward Sampson (6 episodes, 1960-1961)
James Blakeley (6 episodes, 1962-1965)
Desmond Marquette (5 episodes, 1955-1956)
Thomas Neff (4 episodes, 1963-1964)
Jack Hively (4 episodes, 1967-1968)
Ralph Schoenfeld (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
Bernard Matis (3 episodes, 1954-1955)
Harry Marker (3 episodes, 1959)
Roy V. Livingston (3 episodes, 1960)
Jack Horger (2 episodes, 1972)
 
Series Casting by
Harvey Clermont (181 episodes, 1960-1971)
Kerwin Coughlin (56 episodes, 1964-1969)
Marvin Paige (16 episodes, 1972-1973)
 
Series Art Direction by
George Troast (249 episodes, 1961-1973)
Bill Ross (88 episodes, 1955-1958)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Frank Rafferty (125 episodes, 1962-1971)
Ken Swartz (69 episodes, 1958-1960)
Jerry Welch (32 episodes, 1964-1966)
Harry Gordon (11 episodes, 1972-1973)
Gino Tomasino (5 episodes, 1972)
 
Series Costume Design by
Ellen (21 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Makeup Department
Don Schoenfeld .... makeup artist (161 episodes, 1958-1963)
Ruby Felker .... hair stylist / makeup artist (151 episodes, 1959-1964)
Harry Ross .... makeup artist (106 episodes, 1955-1958)
David Newell .... makeup artist / makeup (98 episodes, 1965-1971)
Betty Pedretti .... hair stylist / makeup artist (37 episodes, 1958-1959)
Ted Coodley .... makeup artist (32 episodes, 1963-1964)
Charles Blackman .... makeup artist (32 episodes, 1964-1966)
Loren Cosand .... makeup artist (16 episodes, 1971-1973)
Annabell .... hair stylist (6 episodes, 1959)
Les Berns .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1972)
 
Series Production Management
William Beaudine Jr. .... production supervisor / production manager (215 episodes, 1959-1967)
Hugh McCollum .... production supervisor (47 episodes, 1958-1960)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James E. Casey .... assistant director (118 episodes, 1954-1969)
Joe Dill .... assistant director (114 episodes, 1954-1958)
Richard Del Ruth .... assistant director (71 episodes, 1964-1972)
Maurice Vaccarino .... assistant director (32 episodes, 1958-1959)
Austen Jewell .... assistant director (23 episodes, 1959-1961)
Frank E. Myers .... assistant director (21 episodes, 1959-1960)
Grayson Rogers .... assistant director (21 episodes, 1961-1963)
Paul Feiner .... assistant director (16 episodes, 1959-1960)
Wesley Barry .... assistant director (15 episodes, 1962-1964)
Don Torpin .... assistant director (15 episodes, 1971-1973)
Melville Shyer .... assistant director (10 episodes, 1954-1955)
Gilbert Mandelik .... assistant director (8 episodes, 1967-1971)
Robert H. Justman .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1965-1966)
Gene Anderson .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1959-1960)
John Barnwell .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1961)
Herb Hirst .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Art Department
Mariano Tomasino .... property master (269 episodes, 1960-1973)
Lou Asher .... property master (110 episodes, 1954-1958)
Jack Owens .... property master (36 episodes, 1958-1959)
Reginald Smith .... property master (36 episodes, 1959-1960)
Craig Binkley .... assistant property master (27 episodes, 1967)
Marvin Tomasino .... property master (6 episodes, 1960)
 
Series Sound Department
Wallace Nogle .... sound (304 episodes, 1956-1966)
Bert Schoenfeld .... sound effects editor / sound editor (216 episodes, 1962-1973)
Ray Alba .... sound editor / sound effects editor / ... (120 episodes, 1965-1973)
Joe Kavigan .... sound effects editor / sound recordist (118 episodes, 1955-1959)
William M. Andrews .... sound effects editor (78 episodes, 1958-1961)
Dave Williams .... sound (68 episodes, 1966-1970)
Harry D. Mills .... sound (37 episodes, 1955-1956)
Bill Anderson .... sound effects editor (30 episodes, 1961-1962)
Seymour S. Klein .... sound mixer (12 episodes, 1972-1973)
Ben Winkler .... sound (5 episodes, 1965-1966)
Al Overton .... sound (5 episodes, 1971-1972)
Robert Post .... sound (3 episodes, 1971)
Vic Carpenter .... sound (3 episodes, 1972)
 
Series Special Effects by
Harold Murphy .... special effects (272 episodes, 1959-1973)
Joe Lombardi .... special effects (5 episodes, 1959)

Gerald Endler .... mechanical effects (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Jesse Wayne .... stunt double: Bobby Diamond / stunt double: Kevin Brodie (2 episodes, 1961-1974)

Gary Epper .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Whitey Hughes .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Burl Stafford .... chief electrician / electrician / ... (111 episodes, 1954-1958)
Val O'Malley .... camera operator (25 episodes, 1954-1955)
Kent Durban .... cinematographer: wildlife footage / cinematographer : wildlife footage / ... (4 episodes, 1967-1969)
Tom Beemer .... airplane footage (2 episodes, 1967)
Bill Fairchild .... cinematographer: airplane footage (2 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Walt Hoffman .... wardrobe (128 episodes, 1962-1967)
Grace Kuhn .... wardrobe (62 episodes, 1960-1962)
Stan Kufel .... wardrobe (18 episodes, 1969-1971)
Bucky Rous .... wardrobe (16 episodes, 1967-1968)
Charles Arrico .... wardrobe (12 episodes, 1968-1969)
Bob Christenson .... costumer (12 episodes, 1972-1973)
Dave Saltuper .... wardrobe / costume supervisor (7 episodes, 1971-1972)
Swede Munden .... wardrobe (5 episodes, 1967)
Morrie Friedman .... wardrobe (4 episodes, 1964)
G. Tony Scarano .... wardrobe (3 episodes, 1968)
Ellen .... original cottons: Miss Clayton (2 episodes, 1956)
James Kemp .... wardrobe (2 episodes, 1971)
Joyce Rogers .... wardrobe (2 episodes, 1971)
 
Series Editorial Department
John Sheets .... editorial administrator / editorial supervisor (160 episodes, 1960-1970)
James Blakeley .... editorial administrator / editorial coordinator / ... (90 episodes, 1960-1963)
 
Series Music Department
Sid Sidney .... music editor / music supervisor (268 episodes, 1960-1973)
Les Baxter .... composer: stock music (148 episodes, 1958-1962)
Raoul Kraushaar .... music supervisor (93 episodes, 1954-1958)
Robert Carlisle .... music editor (66 episodes, 1958-1960)
 
Series Other crew
Ivan A. Peterson .... veterinarian (447 episodes, 1954-1967)
Rudd Weatherwax .... animal trainer / dog trainer: Lassie / ... (433 episodes, 1954-1973)
Mercy Weireter .... script supervisor (225 episodes, 1961-1971)
Lloyd Nelson .... dialogue coach / script supervisor (122 episodes, 1960-1968)
Lionel Comport .... livestock supervisor / animal handler (114 episodes, 1961-1972)
Rose Mathias .... story editor (94 episodes, 1958-1961)
Maria Little .... story editor / script editor / ... (94 episodes, 1961-1964)
Peter Frank .... assistant to producers / assistant to producer (67 episodes, 1955-1957)
Miriam Geiger .... story editor (48 episodes, 1956-1958)
Richard Sanville .... story editor (19 episodes, 1956-1957)
Dan Ocko .... assistant to producer (11 episodes, 1954-1955)
Ted Derby .... animal handler / animal trainer (11 episodes, 1967-1972)
Sheila Lynch .... script supervisor (8 episodes, 1972-1973)
Lynn A. Aber .... script supervisor (7 episodes, 1971-1972)
Pat Derby .... animal handler / animal trainer (6 episodes, 1968-1972)
John Dutton .... script supervisor (5 episodes, 1964)
Ray Berwick .... animal handler / bird trainer (5 episodes, 1969-1972)
Robert Gary .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 1973)
Ralph Helfer .... animal supervisor: Nature's Haven (3 episodes, 1957-1960)
Robert Weatherwax .... animal trainer / assistant animal trainer (2 episodes, 1956-1967)
Lou Schumacher .... animal handler / eagle handler (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Moe Di Sesso .... animal provider (2 episodes, 1968)
Robert Davenport .... horse trainer (2 episodes, 1971)

Sam Williamson .... assistant animal trainer (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Jeff's Collie" - USA (alternative title)
"Timmy and Lassie" - USA (syndication title)
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Runtime:
30 min (591 episodes)
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System) | Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Trivia:
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 Weatherax, 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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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A childhood favorite!, 9 August 1999
Author: Denny Keyes (statie68@hotmail.com) from Willow Grove, PA

I watched that great series without fail. I always thought how great it would be to be a friend of "Jeff Miller". Of course, knowing he was really Tommy Rettig the boy actor gave me a strong desire to somehow be like him. I even dreamed of getting a part on the show. This was, of course, pure fantasy and yet I remember the intense dedication I had as a boy toward that show. I was not aware, until now, that Tommy had passed away. It saddens me to learn this. I am about the same age as he was.

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