Thursday, July 6, 2017

Lassie Come Home (1943)

Academy Awards, USA 1944

Best Cinematography, Color
Leonard Smith

Directed by Fred M. Wilcox
My rating: 3 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia
(DVD, Warner Bros.)

Lassie is sold by his poor family to a wealthy breeder, much to the sadness of both Lassie and her constant companion little Roddy McDowall. She escapes from her kennel a couple of times and waits for McDowall at their usual spot outside his school. However, when she is shipped off to Scotland the task becomes more daunting. Lassie escapes nonetheless and embarks on a cross country trek fraught with peril. Spectacular outdoor photography compensates for somewhat predictable story line.

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