Greatest Classic Films Collection: Lassie
First, Laddie, the daring "Son Of Lassie" (1945) helps master and RAF pilot Peter Lawford defeat the Nazis in Europe during World War II. Donald Crisp, June Lockhart, and Nigel Bruce also star in this exciting and bittersweet canine drama. The "Courage Of Lassie" (1946) is on display in a heartfelt tale that finds the precocious collie nursed back to health by a young Elizabeth Taylor following a hunting accident, followed by a job working on a sheep ranch and a tour of duty in the Pacific during WW II. Frank Morgan, Tom Drake co-star. And, a kindly Scottish doctor tries to cure the famous collie of her fear of water, in "Hills Of Home" (1948). When the doctor gets in trouble, Lassie attempts a risky aquatic rescue. Edmund Gwenn, Janet Leigh, Crisp, Drake star. Two-disc set also includes "Lassie Come Home." 6 1/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtracks: nglish Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, 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