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Claude Jarman Jr.
The film was intended to launch a new "Lassie" TV show on ABC, but that never got picked up following this film's failure. See more »
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The songs are wonderful, as are Jimmy Stewart and Mickey Rooney
If you love catchy, melodic songs (a couple of which could have been hits!), you will love this movie. The endearing performances of Jimmy Stewart and Mickey Rooney, both of whom sing, also make this a must-see for their fans.
The story and script is just OK otherwise, standard boy-and-his-dog adventure.
It's a shame that the soundtrack album has not been released on CD. I bought the LP on a whim, having not seen the film, and was struck by the high quality of the songwriting and performances. Highlights are "When You're Loved", sung by Debby Boone, which should have been a hit, "That Hometown Feeling" sung by Stewart (quite well for a non-singer), "Travelin' Music" sung by Rooney, and "Banjo Song" by the Mike Curb Congregation in one of their last recorded appearances.
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