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Hills of Home

G Released Nov 25, 1948 1h 37m Adventure List
Reviews 60% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
In this fourth installment in the "Lassie" series, doctor William MacClure (Edmund Gwenn) takes on an apprentice, Tammas Milton (Tom Drake), a shepherd's son who dreams of attending medical school and eventually taking over MacClure's rural practice. MacClure also buys from Milton's father an unusually intelligent collie, Lassie, to help him on house calls in the river-studded Scottish highlands. When MacClure discovers his new dog is afraid of water, he must teach her to get over her fear. Read More Read Less

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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Great Lassie pic. Rated: A- Oct 15, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member A classic and fun addition to the Lassie movies. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member another family lassie pic Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review ashley h Hills of Home is an excellent film. It is about William McClure, the village doctor in Scotland, who adopts Lassie. Edmund Gwenn and Donald Crisp give incredible performances. The screenplay is well written. Fred M. Wilcox did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed watching this motion picture because of the adventure and drama. Hills of Home is a must see. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Sturdy Lassie film with a decent series of dog-related adventures. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member 'Hills of Home' is one of the older Lassie films. This film is about Lassie and her owner, an elderly doctor in a small, rural village. I have the video of this film, and I watched it when I was younger, but out of all the Lassie films, this is my least favourite and a film that I could not get into. (Maybe this film is made for adults, and maybe that is why I could not appreciate it; I'm sure it was probably a good book and had some good ideas.) I felt the film was slow-moving, and I found it difficult to understand or really get engaged in the plot. The film only became interesting when the doctor had to go out in rough weather on a house call, and he is knocked off his horse. Lassie has to brave the weather to get help. I would not recommend this film to children as I think it is slow moving and I don't think it can fully be appreciated. Maybe I will watch it again sometime to see if I enjoy it better through the eyes of an adult. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis In this fourth installment in the "Lassie" series, doctor William MacClure (Edmund Gwenn) takes on an apprentice, Tammas Milton (Tom Drake), a shepherd's son who dreams of attending medical school and eventually taking over MacClure's rural practice. MacClure also buys from Milton's father an unusually intelligent collie, Lassie, to help him on house calls in the river-studded Scottish highlands. When MacClure discovers his new dog is afraid of water, he must teach her to get over her fear.
Director
Fred M. Wilcox
Producer
Robert Sisk
Production Co
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Rating
G
Genre
Adventure
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Nov 25, 1948, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Sep 25, 2016
Runtime
1h 37m
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