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The Magic of Lassie (1978)

Lassie is trying to find her way home. She will have to run all the way from Colorado to California. Her loving owner is looking for her too.

Director:

Don Chaffey

Writers:

Robert B. Sherman (story), Richard M. Sherman (story) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mickey Rooney ... Gus
Pernell Roberts ... Jamison
Stephanie Zimbalist ... Kelly Mitchell
Michael Sharrett ... Chris Mitchell
Alice Faye ... The Waitress (Alice)
Gene Evans ... Sheriff Andrews
James Stewart ... Clovis Mitchell
Mike Mazurki ... Apollo
Robert Lussier Robert Lussier ... Finch
Lane Davies ... Allan Fogerty
William Flatley ... Truck Driver
James Reynolds ... Officer Wilson (as James V. Reynolds)
Rayford Barnes ... Reward Seeker
W.D. Goodman W.D. Goodman ... Mighty Manuel
Hank Metheney Hank Metheney ... Referee
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Lassie is trying to find her way home. She will have to run all the way from Colorado to California. Her loving owner is looking for her too.

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Certificate:

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Trivia

This was Alice Faye's last screen appearance. See more »

Goofs

Jamison takes Lassie to his estate in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she escapes. You see her running, chased by a helicopter, and she finally goes over what looks like a cliff. In the next scene she gets up and limps away, but suddenly she is in Zion National Park, which is in Utah. See more »

Connections

Version of Challenge to Lassie (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

When You're Loved
Performed by Debby Boone
Written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
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It's still cute
23 October 2005 | by robert4770See all my reviews

This film is defiantly hokey, but part of the reason I have a fondness for it is I saw it in Radio City Music Hall and the stage show featured Lassie, live and in person. Alice Faye also came out of a 25 year retirement to make this film. Her role before this was the Ann Margaret-Pat Boone remake of State Fair. Like the other poster said the great thing about this film is James Stewart, he makes the whole thing worthwhile. Debbie Boone was very popular at the time and there is actually a hard to find soundtrack album from this release. This film has not come out on DVD or even VHS as of 2005. I looked for it when I bought the Lassie box set of the television series.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lassie, My Lassie See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lassie Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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