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Courage of Lassie (1946)

Bill's separated from his litter, making friends with the wild creatures until he's found and adopted by young Kathie. An accident separates him from her, and he's drafted into K-9 duty in ... See full summary »

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Fred M. Wilcox

Writer:

Lionel Houser (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Taylor ... Kathie Merrick
Frank Morgan ... Harry MacBain
Tom Drake ... Sergeant Smitty
Selena Royle ... Mrs. Merrick
Harry Davenport ... Judge Payson
George Cleveland ... Old Man
Catherine McLeod ... Alice Merrick (as Catherine Frances McLeod)
Morris Ankrum ... Farmer Crews
Mitchell Lewis ... Gil Elson
Jane Green Jane Green ... Mrs. Elson
David Holt ... Pete Merrick
Bill Wallace Bill Wallace ... Sergeant Mac (as William Wallace)
Minor Watson ... Sheriff Ed Grayson
Donald Curtis ... Charlie
Clancy Cooper ... Casey
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Storyline

Bill's separated from his litter, making friends with the wild creatures until he's found and adopted by young Kathie. An accident separates him from her, and he's drafted into K-9 duty in the trenches until battle fatigue takes its toll and he turns vicious. And even though he finds his way back home, he may be condemned as a killer. Written by Kathy Li

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As Refreshing As A Breath Of Spring !

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Drama | Adventure | Family | War

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blue Sierra See more »

Filming Locations:

Railroad Creek, Washington, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Though Elizabeth Taylor was in the original Lassie movie, she plays a different character in this sequel. See more »

Goofs

When Bill's mother meets the boat, she is accompanied by three pups. But when it comes time to lift the dogs in, there are now four pups. See more »

Quotes

Kathie Merrick: Will he live, Mr. MacBain?
Harry MacBain: Well, that's pretty hard to say just now, but I think he has a fair chance. You'll know if he gets up on his feet and starts acting spunky and barking, why then, maybe.
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Lassie, WWII Psycho Vet
23 February 2002 | by rsbrandtSee all my reviews

How can you not like a movie in which Lassie is inducted into the army and comes out warped into a serial killer? Like so many MGM stars during wartime Lassie found himself pressed into morale-building patriotic duty. When Frank Morgan tells Elizabeth Taylor he has a son in the Philippines, it's almost a foregone conclusion that Lassie (who goes by a variety of aliases here) will find his way to some kind of military heroism. The truly bizarre twist is that, pushed past the breaking point by his desperate Army masters to lead them to the rescue of a trapped patrol, he comes out with a grudge against the world, and winds up, essentially, on trial for murder. Ultimately, Morgan's courtroom summation turns this odd story into a surprisingly moving allegory for the situation of returning combat vets. (And I'd leap off a moving train, too, if I had little Liz Taylor waiting for me at home.)


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