Lassie Come Home
After falling on hard times, the parents of Joe Carraclough (Roddy McDowall) are left with no choice but to put his adored dog, Lassie, up for sale. The dog is bought by the Duke of Rudling (Nigel Bruce) and looked after by his granddaughter Priscilla (Elizabeth Taylor). Although his new owners are nice, Lassie keeps escaping in order to find his way back to Joe, helped along by farmer Dolly (Dame May Whitty) and handyman Rowlie (Edmund Gwenn.)
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- Fred M. Wilcox
- 1944 Academy Award®
- Best Cinematography Color nominee
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that while this boy-and-his-dog classic is full of good morals and helpful lessons, there's also tremendous peril that may disturb younger and more sensitive viewers. For instance, two men attack Rowlie, beat him, and kill Toots. Lassie gets shot at and attacked by dogs, and even injures her leg in an escape.
- Sexual Content
- Not applicable.
- Lassie encounters lots of perilous situations as she makes her way back home, including being shot at, being attacked by other dogs, and getting bloody paws from walking over jagged rocks. Lassie attacks some men who are threatening Rowlie. During a mugging, two men attack Rowlie, beating Rowlie and hitting and killing Toots. Rowlie is seriously injured.
- Not applicable
- Social Behavior
- Like a good collie, Lassie displays tremendous loyalty, honesty, and helpfulness.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Rowlie smokes a pipe.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it