Approved | | Adventure, Drama, Family
Laddie (Son of Lassie !) and his master are trapped in Norway during WW2 - has he inherited his mothers famous courage ?
This film was first telecast in Seattle Saturday 15 June 1957 on KING (Channel 5) and in Philadelphia Sunday 16 June 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6); it first aired in Altoona PA 23 June 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), in Chicago 7 July 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), in Phoenix 21 July 1957 on KPHO (Channel 5), in Portland OR 3 August 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), in New York City 9 September 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2), in New Haven CT 26 October 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8), in Hartford CT 19 November 1957 on WHCT (Channel 18), in Fresno CA 1 December 1957 on KMJ (Channel 24), in San Francisco 2 February 1958 on KGO (Channel 7) and in Los Angeles 3 April 1958 on KTTV (Channel 11). Laddie finally found his way to Minneapolis 7 May 1959 on WMSP (Channel 9). At this time, color broadcasting was in its infancy, limited to only a small number of high rated programs, primarily on NBC and NBC affiliated stations, so these film showings were all still in B&W. Viewers were not offered the opportunity to see these films in their original Technicolor until several years later.
I don't think you will find a poor dog in this village. He wouldn't stop here. No refuse bins.
German Soldier: Why not?
Village Padre: Because there is no refuse.
Toward the end of the movie, while Joe and Laddie are escaping the work camp, Laddie bites the leg of a Nazi soldier. The "bait" to make Laddie bite can be seen under the pants-leg, in Laddie's mouth.