Hard times came for Carraclough family and they are forced to sell their dog to the rich Duke of Rudling (Nigel Bruce). However, Lassie (Pal), the dog, is unwilling to leave the young Joe Carraclough (Roddy McDowall) and sets out on the long and dangerous journey in order to rejoin him.Written by
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When Lassie decides to leave the elderly couple, the man opens and closes the gate for her to leave. The camera angle then changes to show the gate still open, and then the camera returns to the original angle to show the gate closed again. See more »
Fred M. Wilcox directed this popular adaptation of the Eric Knight novel that sees the debut of Lassie, a brave and loyal collie dog that lives in the Yorkshire home of the Carraclough family; Son Joe(played by Roddy McDowall) father Sam(played by Donald Crisp) and his wife(played by Elsa Lanchester). The family is destitute, and in desperation, Sam sells Lassie to the Duke of Rudling(played by Nigel Bruce) for his daughter Priscilla(played by Elizabeth Taylor) in Scotland, where Lassie will undertake a long perilous trek back home to the boy he loves, Joe. Heartwarming and beautiful film with a fine cast of actors, even among the supporting players like Edmund Gwenn, and especially a wonderful interlude with an elderly couple who nurse Lassie back to health. The ending may not be in doubt, but who would want it to be any other way?
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