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Lassie Come Home (1943)

Passed | | Adventure, Family | December 1943 (USA)
After her destitute family is forced to sell her, a collie named Lassie escapes from her new owner and begins the long trek from Scotland to her Yorkshire home.

Director:

Fred M. Wilcox

Writers:

Hugo Butler (screenplay), Eric Knight (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Roddy McDowall ... Joe Carraclough
Donald Crisp ... Sam Carraclough
May Whitty ... Dally (as Dame May Whitty)
Edmund Gwenn ... Rowlie
Nigel Bruce ... Duke of Rudling
Elsa Lanchester ... Mrs. Carraclough
Elizabeth Taylor ... Priscilla
Ben Webster Ben Webster ... Dan'l Fadden
J. Pat O'Malley ... Hynes (as J. Patrick O'Malley)
Alan Napier ... Jock
Arthur Shields ... Andrew
John Rogers John Rogers ... Snickers
Alec Craig ... Buckles
Pal Pal ... Lassie (as Lassie)
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Storyline

Hard times came for Carraclough family and they are forced to sell their dog to the rich Duke of Rudling. However, Lassie, the dog, is unwilling to leave the young Carraclough boy and sets out on the long and dangerous journey in order to rejoin him. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A Thrilling Saga Of Courage And Loyalty ! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Family

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La cadena invisible See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Mendocino, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Though Lassie is supposed to be a female dog, this and all subsequent Lassie films have used male dogs to play her, supposedly because males are easier to train. See more »

Goofs

While speaking about whether to keep Lassie or not it is obvious that the large hearth behind the elderly couple is a drop screen. Shadows from the lights show behind the couple left to right as you watch, but the shadows on the hearth shine from the opposite direction right to left. See more »

Quotes

Joe Carraclough: Ye're my Lassie come home.
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Connections

Referenced in The Bugaloos: Courage, Come Home (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

America the Beautiful
(1882) (uncredited)
Music by Samuel A. Ward (1882)
Lyrics by Katharine Lee Bates (1895)
In the score during the forward
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A Classic Film!
9 July 2009 | by donnielandSee all my reviews

I feel compelled to rebut the curmudgeon who 'couldn't stand this movie'.

First off, what a cast!..... eight of the greatest film stars and character actors who were ever on the screen, including 11 year old Elizabeth Taylor and 15 year old Roddy McDowall. You will never see child actors this talented in any film made today.

Obviously, the writer is no animal lover. The complaint about Lassie continually whining is a whine in itself. Yes, the whining was meant to pull at the heartstrings. This movie was made in 1943, part of the greatest era in motion picture history. They knew how to tell stories back then, and 'this' story is about a dog trying to find its way home. The entire 'premise' of the film is a heart tugger!

And one more point; no animal character dies in this film, unlike in 'Bambi' and some other Walt Disney films that scare very young children to death.

This is one of MGM's best family films, a wonderful, heartwarming adventure story that anyone who loves dogs will enjoy again and again.


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