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The Painted Hills (1951)

An intrepid dog comes to the rescue when a boy's life is put at risk by the greed inflamed by a gold strike.

Director:

Harold F. Kress

Writers:

True Boardman (screenplay), Alexander Hull (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Pal Pal ... Shep (as Lassie)
Paul Kelly ... Jonathan Harvey
Bruce Cowling ... Lin Taylor
Gary Gray ... Tommy Blake
Art Smith ... Pilot Pete
Ann Doran ... Martha Blake
Chief Yowlachie ... Bald Eagle
Andrea Virginia Lester Andrea Virginia Lester ... Mita
Don Reynolds Don Reynolds ... Red Wing (as Brown Jug Reynolds)
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Storyline

A Lassie movie. After years of prospecting, Jonathan finally strikes gold. He returns to town only to discover that his partner has since died and left Tommy fatherless. He decides to leave Shep (played by Lassie) with Tommy to cheer him up. Meanwhile, Jonathan's new partner, Lin, isn't interested in sharing the gold, and lures Jonathan to his death. Lassie immediately deduces what's happened, so Lin poisons Lassie. Lassie barely pulls through and pursues Lin to a climactic confrontation where, due to an off-screen accident with some liquid nitrogen, Lin's gun jams. Written by Leo L. Schwab <ewhac@best.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Western

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

This was the seventh and final Lassie feature produced by MGM. See more »

Connections

Followed by Lassie (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh My Darling, Clementine
(uncredited)
Written by Percy Montrose
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21 October 2017 | by mvickers-1See all my reviews

Occasionally, the reviews of movies are much worse than the movie, and this is one of those occasions, bec, to view any animal movie from an anthropomorphic pov is just plain silly. Great acting isn't really an option. It's just a sappy animal movie, the Lassie name is just a 'trademark', and there were many Lassies, male and female, bec one dog can't do all behaviors, and that's about all that can be said. So, as for Pal's acting, if it was all his, it was very well done, esp the 1st attack scene, and esp for a Collie. And for kids of x age; they'd love it. Transformers: Age of Extinction - Great effects, giving the Asian Tran a stereotypical accent was as bad as tha Anerinds'


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lassie's Adventures in the Goldrush See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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