Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Son of Lassie (1945)

Directed by S. Sylvan Simon
My rating: 2.5 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia
(DVD, Warner Bros)

It's been a few years since the events in the first Lassie movie. She is all grown up with pups of her own, and Roddy McDowall has grown up to be Peter Lawford! He has become just as attached to Laddie as McDowall was to Lassie, and when he is called to duty for WWII, the dog comes along. They are shot down over Norway, but with the help of some friendly natives manage to avoid detection for awhile. He is eventually captured and sent to a POW camp but escapes, only for the Germans to use Laddie to find him. This topical Lassie story is beautifully photographed in Technicolor, but the plot pushed the limits of plausibility.

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