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The Painted Hills (1951)

Approved | | Family, Western | 4 May 1951 (USA)
An intrepid dog comes to the rescue when a boy's life is put at risk by the greed inflamed by a gold strike.

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Jonathan Harvey
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Lin Taylor
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Pilot Pete
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Martha Blake
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Bald Eagle
Andrea Virginia Lester ...
Mita
Don Reynolds ...
Red Wing (as Brown Jug Reynolds)
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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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Lassie's Adventures in the Goldrush  »

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This is one of a handful of MGM productions of the 1950-51 period whose original copyrights were never renewed and are now apparently in public domain; for this reason this title is now offered, often in very inferior copies, at bargain prices by numerous VHS and DVD distributors that do not normally handle copyrighted or MGM material. See more »

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Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Painted Hills (1993) See more »

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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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