Bill (Pal) gets separated from his litter, making friends with the wild creatures until he's found and adopted by young Kathie Merrick (Dame Elizabeth Taylor). An accident separates him ...
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Claude Jarman Jr.
Bill (Pal) gets separated from his litter, making friends with the wild creatures until he's found and adopted by young Kathie Merrick (Dame Elizabeth Taylor). 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
Although the title of this movie suggests it, there is no mention of the character Lassie anywhere in the movie. See more »
Kathie runs down the same piece of path twice when she first encounters Bill. See more »
Will he live, Mr. 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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When you've got a young Elizabeth Taylor and such scene stealing character
actors as Frank Morgan and Harry Davenport it's almost an obligation to watch
Courage Of Lassie. All of them have their moments not to forget America's
In fact the collie isn't Lassie. When Taylor finds him having gone astray in the
woods she names the pup Bill. She trains Bill as a sheepdog and it works out well until he becomes separated from her and drafted into the canine
corps of the US Army.
Service in the Aleutians leaves a shellshocked collie and of course eventually
he's reunited with Taylor who does her best to rehabilitate him.
Morgan plays a kindly neighbor to widow Selena Royle who is Liz's mother and Davenport is the judge who will decide the fate of the collie. Guess how it goes.
Nice scenic color location cinematography also characterizes Courage Of
Lassie, but it doesn't overshadow the human performers who are at their
scene stealing best.
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