Lassie Come Home

Lassie Come Home

Fred M Wilcox (1943)

85min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This is the first and best of the canine capers featuring the lovable collie, whose popularity never waned even though she was actually played by a male dog called Pal. Here, Roddy McDowall is heartbroken when his pet is sold to the local squire, who then moves to Scotland with his granddaughter Elizabeth Taylor. But Lassie takes the high road back to her young master, while everyone dissolves into tears of happiness. Taylor never looked lovelier and Britain glows through MGM-tinted eyes. Of its kind this is an absolute delight - accept no substitute or sequels.

Summary

A boy is heartbroken when his impoverished parents are forced to sell his beloved collie to a wealthy duke. However, although her new owners are pleasant enough, the plucky dog is determined to be reunited with her young master, and sets out on a long and dangerous journey home. Family drama, starring Elizabeth Taylor, Roddy McDowall, Donald Crisp, Edmund Gwenn and Nigel Bruce.

Cast & Crew

Joe Carraclough Roddy McDowall
Sam Carraclough Donald Crisp
Rowlie Edmund Gwenn
Dolly Dame May Whitty
Duke of Rudling Nigel Bruce
Mrs Carraclough Elsa Lanchester
Priscilla Elizabeth Taylor
Director Fred M Wilcox
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Available on: Available on DVD

Childrens Drama

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