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Hills of Home (1948)

Approved | | Adventure, Family, Drama | December 1948 (USA)
William McClure is the villlage doctor in a remote Scottish glen. Tricked into buying Lassie, a collie afraid of water, he sets about teaching her to swim. At the same time he has the ... See full summary »

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Dr. William MacLure
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Drumsheugh
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Tammas Milton
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Mr. Milton
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Hopps
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Jamie Soutar
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Sir George
Hughie Green ...
Geordie (as Hugh Green)
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Lord Kilspindie
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Belle Saunders
Victor Wood ...
David Mitchell
David Thursby ...
Burnbrae
Frederick Worlock ...
Dr. Weston
Pal ...
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William McClure is the villlage doctor in a remote Scottish glen. Tricked into buying Lassie, a collie afraid of water, he sets about teaching her to swim. At the same time he has the bigger problem that he is getting older and must ensure the glen will have a new local doctor ready. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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M-G-M's thrilling adventure of young love in the hills! See more »


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Danger in the Hills  »

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1.37 : 1
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This film was first telecast in Philadelphia Thursday 12 September 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6); in New York City it was first aired 3 March 1958 on WCBS (Channel 2), and, on the West Coast, in San Francisco 11 November 1958 on KGO (Channel 7) and in Los Angeles 10 May 1959 on KTTV (Channel 11). 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. See more »

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Follows Courage of Lassie (1946) See more »

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Lovely and Touching Family Movie
26 September 2005 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Moving, lovely, touching and delightful--even makes you cry-- story of a dog and a doctor. This is an old Lassie MGM movie and the star, don't you ever forget, was and remains, Lassie--this was the original Lassie, the first in a long line--now there is Lassie #9. The location is Scotland and in are the very young Janet Leigh among other players such as Tom Drake, although he was 30 at this time, not looking it, however, and, of course, Lassie. I recommend this as a must see for all Lassie fans. Interesting to watch the difference in the original Lassie and today's Lassie---the sets look like sets and backdrops, easily forgiven in such a lovely story. Good fun and good family viewing. See it and you just may cry a tear or several by its completion.


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