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Lassie Come Home (1943)

Passed | | Adventure, Family | December 1943 (USA)
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.

Director:

Fred M. Wilcox

Writers:

Hugo Butler (screenplay), Eric Knight (novel)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Roddy McDowall ... Joe Carraclough
Donald Crisp ... Sam Carraclough
May Whitty ... Dally (as Dame May Whitty)
Edmund Gwenn ... Rowlie
Nigel Bruce ... Duke of Rudling
Elsa Lanchester ... Mrs. Carraclough
Elizabeth Taylor ... Priscilla
Ben Webster Ben Webster ... Dan'l Fadden
J. Pat O'Malley ... Hynes (as J. Patrick O'Malley)
Alan Napier ... Jock
Arthur Shields ... Andrew
John Rogers John Rogers ... Snickers
Alec Craig ... Buckles
Pal Pal ... Lassie (as Lassie)
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Storyline

Hard times came for Carraclough family and they are forced to sell their dog to the rich Duke of Rudling. However, Lassie, the dog, is unwilling to leave the young Carraclough boy and sets out on the long and dangerous journey in order to rejoin him. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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The pulse-pounding adventure of an unusual collie who fought her way home . . . through a thousand miles of danger ! See more »

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Adventure | Family

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La cadena invisible See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Mendocino, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film was shot in the state of Washington and in Monterey, CA, while the rapids scene was shot on the San Joaquin River in California. See more »

Goofs

In an early scene in the movie, the shadows are the same when Joe is going to school in the morning as when he's coming home that afternoon. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Carraclough: Oh, well. Ye may as well know it right off. Lassie won't be waiting for ye at school anymore.
Joe Carraclough: Why not? What's happened?
Mrs. Carraclough: Because she's sold; that's why not.
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Barugon (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

I Dreamt I Dwelt In Marble Halls
(1843) (uncredited)
from "The Bohemian Girl"
Music by Michael William Balfe and lyrics by Alfred Bunn (uncredited)
Sung a cappella by Edmund Gwenn
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One of my favourite films
8 January 2006 | by rebeljennSee all my reviews

'Lassie Come Home' is the classic first tale of Lassie, and this film is based on the novel by Eric Knight. This story is about the bond between a boy and his dog. Lassie is sold by the boy's father because of hard times, and Lassie makes a long journey to be back at her master's side again. It's a touching and beautiful story for children, and it was my favourite story for a while when I was much, much younger. I have forgotten much of this story now, but I have not forgotten how much I used to watch this film, over and over again on the old VHS. I think that all children should have the opportunity to watch 'Lassie Come Home'.


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