Lassie Come Home (1943)

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After her destitute family is forced to sell her, a collie named Lassie escapes from her new owner and begins the long trek from Scotland to her Yorkshire home.


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  • Roddy McDowall and Pal in Lassie Come Home (1943)
  • Roddy McDowall and Pal in Lassie Come Home (1943)
  • Elizabeth Taylor and Nigel Bruce in Lassie Come Home (1943)
  • Roddy McDowall and Pal in Lassie Come Home (1943)
  • Elizabeth Taylor, Roddy McDowall, and Pal in Lassie Come Home (1943)
  • Elizabeth Taylor, Roddy McDowall, and Pal in Lassie Come Home (1943)

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20 August 2007 | wes-connors
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| A Boy and His Dog
Lassie makes a remarkable screen debut. Under the guidance of trainer Rudd Weatherwax, the dog will become one of the most popular and enduring animal "stars" ever. It's easy to see why, in "Lassie Come Home". The collie, and its descendants, performed this basic role for some decades to come.

When the story begins, Lassie must be sold, by the poor Carracloughs: father Donald Crisp, mother Elsa Lancaster, and their boy Roddy McDowall. Mr. Crisp loses his job, and can't afford to keep the pet. Though Lassie is sold, his real emotional "owner" is the boy Joe, played by Mr. McDowall. McDowall's performance is terrific, and the others are no less than competent. The MGM color cinematography is gorgeous, and the story understandably sentimental. Interestingly, Elizabeth Taylor appears in her second film role; she will become Lassie's owner for the third series film, "Courage of Lassie" (1946).

If "Lassie, Come Home" doesn't raise some emotion, you may not be human.

********* Lassie Come Home (1943) Fred M. Wilcox ~ Roddy McDowall, Donald Crisp, Elizabeth Taylor, May Witty

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