Lassie Come Home (1943)


“I know something about this dog. She’s going somewhere – she’s on her way. ” – Dally

Number of Times Seen – 1 (24 Jul 2021)

Brief Synopsis – After the family is compelled to sell their cherished dog to a wealthy dog breeder, the Collie decides to escape and make his way back home across the country.

My Take on it – This is a film that I have known about for years, yet never had the chance to check out what it was all about.

The story is told in a very emotional way and that adds so much to the way that it plays out and works.

Roddy McDowall is perfectly cast as the young child and does a wonderful job making the viewer care so much about what happens here.

In truth, I had forgotten that McDowall played the young kid and was quite impressed with his performance throughout.

Only after the movie ended did I realize that he was the young star of this film.

In addition, Donald Crisp is great as his father who must make some very difficult decisions.

Also loved seeing Edmund Gwenn as the villain since I’ve been use to seeing him in more favorable characters in the past.

The story is a simple yet, yet they manage to shoot it beautifully in a way that makes things so endearing and powerful to watch unfold.

Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The number of purebred collies registered in the United States in the late 1940s increased from 3,000 to 18,400, probably because of the Lassie film franchise. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)

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