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Son of Lassie (1945)

Laddie (Son of Lassie !) and his master are trapped in Norway during WW2 - has he inherited his mothers famous courage ?

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S. Sylvan Simon

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Jeanne Bartlett (screenplay), Jeanne Bartlett (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Lawford ... Joe Carraclough
Donald Crisp ... Sam Carraclough
June Lockhart ... Priscilla
Nigel Bruce ... Duke of Radling
William Severn ... Henrik (as William 'Billy' Severn)
Leon Ames ... Anton
Donald Curtis ... Sergeant Eddie Brown
Nils Asther ... Olav
Robert Lewis ... Sergeant Schmidt
Fay Helm ... Joanna
Peter Helmers Peter Helmers ... Willi
Otto Reichow Otto Reichow ... Karl
Patricia Prest Patricia Prest ... Hedda
Terry Moore ... Thea (as Helen Koford)
Leon Tyler Leon Tyler ... Arne
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Laddie (Son of Lassie !) and his master are trapped in Norway during WW2 - has he inherited his mothers famous courage ?

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M-G-M's NEW Adventure in Technicolor

Genres:

Adventure | Drama | Family | War

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

20 April 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Filho de Lassie See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was the first filmed in the Technicolor "monopack" process, where one magazine of film registered all three primary colors, rather than the original three-strip Technicolor process (introduced in 1932), where a separate magazine of film had to be exposed (and processed) for each of the three primary colors. See more »

Goofs

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. See more »

Quotes

Joe Carraclough: No matter what anyone says, Laddie, you're still the finest champion ever.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16
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Music by Edvard Grieg
Adapted by Herbert Stothart
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A Treat for Dog lovers
14 November 2007 | by Mikel3See all my reviews

I was surprised I enjoyed this film as much as I did. Originally I only had it on in the background on TCM while I was getting ready for work. Before I knew it I was peeking at the TV instead of looking for a shirt to wear. I was getting absorbed in the story and losing track of the time. Sure I was was going to be late for work...but I had to know, would Laddy turn out to be as brave trusty as Lassie? Would he continue to follow his master even through war torn Norway and seemingly endless obstacles including heartless German soldiers and miles of snow ? These were all questions I had to find out before I headed to my job ! Lucky for me I found a blank video tape to record the ending so I still made it.

I loved this film. It had wonderful acting by all involved, including the dog. Visually it contained beautiful scenery, even great shots of the WWII planes I like so much . The production was top notch. Lots of action, and best of all a good old fashioned happy ending. What more can you ask for? These days gems like this are considered way to sugary by our cynical 21st century society to be produced. To bad cause once in awhile it's very refreshing to see the good guys and the dog all live happily ever after.

If you love animals and haven't seen this one yet, get a box of hankies and some popcorn cause you are in for a real treat. Now excuse me while I go hug my beagle.


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