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      The Painted Hills

      G Released Apr 21, 1951 1h 8m Adventure List
      Reviews 12% Audience Score 100+ Ratings A determined prospector, Jonathan Harvey (Paul Kelly) finds gold after years of searching. When he returns to town to tell his partner, Jonathan finds that his friend has died, leaving his son, Tommy (Gary Gray), on his own. While Jonathan's loyal collie, Lassie, stays with the boy, he goes to find help to assist him with his lucrative discovery. However, the new recruit (Bruce Cowling) proves to be a shady character, and before long the ruthless schemer has incurred the wrath of Lassie. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Barbara Shulgasser Common Sense Media Gold, greed, Old West violence, and a smart dog. Rated: 2/5 Nov 15, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews

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      bill t Unusually dark Lassie movie here, as she (known as Shep here) is the dog of a gold prospector. When his old partner dies, he takes a younger man under his wing. Unfortunately, the new one gets increasingly paranoid of the gold they have found, and he kills the prospector. This doesnt sit well with Lassie of course. Oh, and yes, there's the prerequisite young boy in this, a friend of the prospector, who is as clueless as they come. Actually, there's a lot of cluelessness in this, like a lot of scenes don't make sense. But oh yes, there is a bit of a darker side to this one.. Lots of deaths, lots of peril, and Lassie gets hurt more than once! Oh no! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member It turns out that The Treasure of the Sierra Madre wouldn't have been as good if they replaced one of the characters with Lassie. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member The plot is intriguing enough, but there's a lot of corny moments, particularly towards the end. Obviously the dog is the best part, but the rest of the characters work well. The film can't get pass its slow moments and sad bits though. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member typical lassie vehicle Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Bad acting makes this drivel even worse. Poor script and dialog. Bland story. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member I've never seen a dog commit a revenge murder before - it was interesting, although not the best movie. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A determined prospector, Jonathan Harvey (Paul Kelly) finds gold after years of searching. When he returns to town to tell his partner, Jonathan finds that his friend has died, leaving his son, Tommy (Gary Gray), on his own. While Jonathan's loyal collie, Lassie, stays with the boy, he goes to find help to assist him with his lucrative discovery. However, the new recruit (Bruce Cowling) proves to be a shady character, and before long the ruthless schemer has incurred the wrath of Lassie.
      Director
      Harold F. Kress
      Producer
      Chester M. Franklin
      Production Co
      Metro Goldwyn Mayer
      Rating
      G
      Genre
      Adventure
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 21, 1951, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 1, 2009
      Runtime
      1h 8m
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