Lassie Come Home

  • U
  • Fred M Wilcox (1943)
  • US
  • 85 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
5 out of 5

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.

Plot Summary

Drama starring Roddy McDowall and Donald Crisp. Lassie, a collie, is determined to find her way home to her young master after being sold to a wealthy duke.

Cast and crew

Cast

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

Crew

Director
Fred M Wilcox

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Available on DVD
Certificate U
Distributor:
Warner Home Video
Categories
Childrens
Drama