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The Magic of Lassie (1978)

G  |   |  Drama, Family, Musical  |  2 August 1978 (USA)
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Lassie is trying to find her way home. She will have to run all the way from Colorado to California. Her loving owner is looking for her too.

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Chris Mitchell
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Sheriff Andrews
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William Flatley ...
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Officer Wilson (as James V. Reynolds)
Rayford Barnes ...
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Mighty Manuel
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Lassie is trying to find her way home. She will have to run all the way from Colorado to California. Her loving owner is looking for her too.

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Newest, brightest, happiest film of the year!

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Drama | Family | Musical

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Lassie, My Lassie  »

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Except for three notes, the bridge of the song "I Can't Say Goodbye" is identical to that of "Nobody's Problems For Me," one of the three songs excised from the theatrical release of Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971). The Sherman Brothers believed their earlier composition would never be heard again, but it was when Disney reinstated it it in 1996. See more »

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Jamison takes Lassie to his estate in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she escapes. You see her running, chased by a helicopter, and she finally goes over what looks like a cliff. In the next scene she gets up and limps away, but suddenly she is in Zion National Park, which is in Utah. See more »

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A Rose is Not a Rose
Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Performed by Pat Boone and Alice Faye
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There's no magic for Lassie in this dull story...
30 August 2006 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

When THE MAGIC OF LASSIE opened at Radio City Music Hall, I was foolish enough to believe it would be as heart-warming as some of the first Lassie films were. Not.

The story was abysmal, the songs by the Sherman brothers were way below their usual level, the characters were uninspired and JAMES STEWART and MICKEY ROONEY had both seen much better days.

Then too, I was interested in seeing what ALICE FAYE's contribution would be like, since she'd been absent from the screen for so many years and was always so fetching in her earlier roles at Fox. Alice too, was letdown by the foolish script and the unflattering photography. Another disappointment.

Nothing original here, nothing even remotely interesting for an adult to enjoy--and clearly, no magic present for anyone. You can skip this one without missing a thing.


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