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Lassie Come Home (10-Oct-1943)

Director: Fred M. Wilcox

Writer: Hugo Butler

From novel: Lassie Come-Home by Eric Knight

Musical Score: Daniele Amfitheatrof

Producer: Samuel Marx

Keywords: Outdoor Adventure, Dog

A beautiful collie, sold by her cash-strapped family to a far-away kennel owner in Scotland, escapes and makes her way back to Yorkshire. Originally intended as a B-movie (MGM paid only $10,000 for the rights), it was filmed in color and given a higher budget than normal. Lassie spawned seven sequels, a radio program and TV show. Novelist Eric Knight was killed in a WWII airplane crash before release.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Nigel Bruce
14-Feb-1895 8-Oct-1953 Played Rathbone's Dr. Watson
Donald Crisp
27-Jul-1880 25-May-1974 Silent film actor, survived into talkies
Edmund Gwenn
26-Sep-1875 6-Sep-1959 Miracle on 34th Street
Elsa Lanchester
28-Oct-1902 26-Dec-1986 Bride of Frankenstein
Roddy McDowall
17-Sep-1928 3-Oct-1998 Planet of the Apes
Alan Napier
7-Jan-1903 8-Aug-1988 Alfred on Batman
J. Pat O'Malley
15-Mar-1904 27-Feb-1985 Harry Burns on My Favorite Martian
Elizabeth Taylor
27-Feb-1932 23-Mar-2011 Cleopatra
May Whitty
19-Jun-1865 29-May-1948 Night Must Fall


Roddy McDowall   ...   Joe Carraclough
Donald Crisp   ...   Sam Carraclough
May Whitty   ...   Dally
Edmund Gwenn   ...   Rowlie
Nigel Bruce   ...   Duke of Rudling
Elsa Lanchester   ...   Mrs. Carraclough
Lassie   ...   Herself
Elizabeth Taylor   ...   Priscilla
Ben Webster   ...   Dan'l Fadden
J. Patrick O'Malley   ...   Hynes
Alan Napier   ...   Jock
Arthur Shields   ...   Andrew
John Rogers   ...   Snickers
Alec Craig   ...   Buckles


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