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Lassie Come Home

G Released Oct 7, 1943 1h 28m Kids & Family Drama List
94% Tomatometer 16 Reviews 77% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings In a small Yorkshire village during the Great Depression, financial pressures cause the parents of young Joe Carraclough (Roddy McDowall) to sell his beloved dog, Lassie, to the Duke of Rudling (Nigel Bruce). After the duke takes the collie to his Scottish estate, his granddaughter (Elizabeth Taylor) recognizes that the dog misses her former owner and allows her to escape. Facing great dangers and small kindnesses on her lengthy journey, the faithful dog sets forth to rejoin her beloved family. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Emma Cochrane Empire Magazine This was understandably inspiring to wartime audiences and actually still holds up as a heartwarming story with a very decent cast. Rated: 3/5 Mar 23, 2011 Full Review TIME Magazine Lassie celebrates nothing more profound than the simple and timeworn relationship of a boy and a dog. It dramatizes the uncomplicated goodness of an animal in a complicated human world. Mar 23, 2011 Full Review Variety Staff Variety Lassie emerges as nice entertainment enhanced by color photography and good scenic shots. Jul 22, 2008 Full Review TV Guide This film is a fairly well-balanced effort, and if you're in the mood for an evening of obvious sentiment, this boy-and-his-dog film works quite well. Rated: 4/4 Mar 23, 2011 Full Review Heather Boerner Common Sense Media Barkin' good moral-rich classic. But violent, too. Rated: 5/5 Dec 18, 2010 Full Review Steve Crum Video-Reviewmaster.com MGM tear jerker supreme for dog and child fans. Rated: 5/5 May 22, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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Connor S Incase you need a heartwarming reminder that the love between man and dog is incomparable. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 04/08/24 Full Review CodyZamboni Charming family film that works best when young Roddy McDowall and Elizabeth Taylor are onscreen with Lassie. Scenes of Lassie's long trek home across forests, rivers, shorelines, mountains, and valleys are also first rate. Movie loses some impact due to unnecessary excursions into Lassie's dealings with a street performer, and an elderly couple. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 07/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Lassie Come Home tells the story of a rough collie named Lassie who will do whatever it takes to be with her best friend. An emotional rollercoaster that will make you laugh and cry throughout Lassie's journey. What makes this film so unique is that the film's protagonist (Lassie) who not only gave a wonderful performance in this film but is unanimously well-liked among audiences as they understand her simple yet heartwarming intention of reuniting with her best friend. Speaking of heartwarming, the musical score composed by Daniele Amfitheatrof was quite beautiful yet powerful that almost made me shed a tear. Lassie Come Home is a touching film with straightforward emotional beauty that even those with the strongest hearts will melt because of this affectionate film. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review duo m Maintain campus cleanliness Reject Yan Limon for Perelman Medical College Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/04/22 Full Review Audience Member Still absolutely watchable 78 years later with no magic lost, really showcases the struggles of a post-war family. A story that everyone can relate to. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review bill t A bit... no.. a LOT of sentimental pap here for sure.. but all sorts of interesting goodness here. A young Roddy McDowall for starters, Elizabeth Taylor in one of her earliest roles, and of course, my man Nigel Bruce! And Lassie. Alright for curiousity and sentimental value. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis In a small Yorkshire village during the Great Depression, financial pressures cause the parents of young Joe Carraclough (Roddy McDowall) to sell his beloved dog, Lassie, to the Duke of Rudling (Nigel Bruce). After the duke takes the collie to his Scottish estate, his granddaughter (Elizabeth Taylor) recognizes that the dog misses her former owner and allows her to escape. Facing great dangers and small kindnesses on her lengthy journey, the faithful dog sets forth to rejoin her beloved family.
Director
Fred M. Wilcox
Producer
Samuel Marx
Screenwriter
Hugo Butler
Production Co
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Rating
G
Genre
Kids & Family, Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Oct 7, 1943, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Apr 19, 2016
Runtime
1h 28m
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