Greatest Classic Films Collection: Lassie
The beloved collie made her (actually, his) screen debut in "Lassie Come Home" (1943). A poor British family sells their dog in order to make ends meet, but Lassie escapes and makes a hazard-filled journey home. Roddy McDowall, Elizabeth Taylor star. Then, Laddie, the "Son Of Lassie" (1945) helps master and RAF pilot Peter Lawford defeat the Nazis in Europe during World War II. Donald Crisp co-stars. The "Courage Of Lassie" (1946) is on display in a heartfelt tale that finds the precocious collie nursed back to health by a young woman girl (Taylor) after a hunting accident, followed by a job working on a sheep ranch and a tour of duty in the Pacific during WW II. With Frank Morgan. And, a kindly Scottish doctor tries to cure the famous collie of her fear of water, in "Hills Of Home" (1948). When the doc gets in trouble, Lassie attempts a risky aquatic rescue. Edmund Gwenn, Janet Leigh star. 6 1/4 hrs. total on two discs. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French; bonus shorts "Fala" (1943), "Puttin' On The Dog" (1944), "Flirty Birdy" (1945), "Northwest Hounded Police" (1946), "Solid Serenade" (1946), "Fala At Hyde Park" (1946); theatrical trailers.
- Family / Live-Action
- S. Sylvan Simon, Fred M. Wilcox
- Closed Captioned:
- Cast: Roddy McDowall, Peter Lawford, Donald Crisp, Frank Morgan, Dame May Whitty, Tom Drake, June Lockhart, Selena Royle, Edmund Gwenn, Janet Leigh, Nigel Bruce, Harry Davenport, Rhys Williams, William "Billy" Severn, George Cleveland, Reginald Owen, Elsa Lanchester, Leon Ames, Elizabeth Taylor, Donald Curtis, Catherine Frances McLeod, Edmond Breon, Nils Asther, Morris Ankrum, Ben Webster... More