Bill's separated from his litter, making friends with the wild creatures until he's found and adopted by young Kathie. An accident separates him from her, and he's drafted into K-9 duty in ... See full summary »
Determined to start a new life in the country, the Turner Family - Dad, stepmom, little Jennifer and teenager Matt - leaves the city for the wilds of Virginia. The move creates problems for... See full summary »
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 »
Set in the rural south of the United States, a bereaved war widow learns to to put aside her bitterness and grief as she grows to love a young orphan boy and the dog that belonged to her ... See full summary »
Claude Jarman Jr.
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
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This film was first telecast in Philadelphia Sunday 14 April 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), and in Los Angeles Friday 19 April 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Altoona PA 28 April 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), by Chicago 11 May 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), by New York City 3 June 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2), by Hartford CT 14 June 1957 on WHCT (Channel 18), by Honolulu 4 August 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13), by Memphis 31 August 1957 on WHBQ (Channel 13), by both Salt Lake City and Tampa 2 September 1957 on KTVT (Channel 4) and on WFLA (Channel 8), by Baltimore 12 September 1957 on WJZ (Channel 13), by Seattle 18 November 1957 on KING (Channel 5), and by San Francisco 3 May 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). 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 »
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 »
I know something about this dog. She's going somewhere - she's on her way.
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I was expecting to hate this film. After all it's a kids film (I'm 37). I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it! It's one of those few films that works for both adults and children. It's in color (which was rare in the early 1940s), has a simple story and never becomes too sentimental or childish. It's particularly fun seeing Elizabeth Taylor and Roddy McDowall as children; Elsa Lancaster as roddy's mother(!!!); and Nigel Bruce NOT playing Doctor Watson for once and actually proving he could be gruff and aggressive in a performance. Best of all though, is Lassie. I don't know how they did it, but the dog (actually a male dog named Pal) gives in an astonishing performance. Just the expressions on her(his) face tells you what she(he) is thinking! Also has a great ending that is very moving (in a good way). Very well woth seeing. Only complaint--the color in this film is so washed out! Why doesn't someone restore it?
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