Lassie Come Home


Adventure / Family

IMDb Rating 7.1


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88 min
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Reviewed by olgaswen 10

After AOL pulled my (and a bajillion others) website on hometown-aol, I have finally re-created another in honor of my grandfather, Maj. Eric M. Knight. Please visit this informative web site: <br/><br/> <br/><br/>This has been an exciting year for me as I traveled to Suriname just one year ago and trekked through the swamps to the exact crash site. I have posted pictures you may like to see. I was invited by a well-known Surinamese film maker who is making a documentary on Suriname in World War Two. A Dutch colony at the time of the plane crash in which my grandfather&#39;s life was tragically cut short in 1943, the people of Dutch Guiana naturally supported the Allies&#39; attempts to free Europe from the Nazi threat. This was also why Knight, who had fought for the Canadians in World War One, re-enlisted in the US Army.<br/><br/>Today, the Surinamese are an intelligent and friendly group of people who were terrific hosts to me.<br/><br/>Thanks, Betsy

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Reviewed by gavin6942 6

After her destitute family is forced to sell her, a collie named Lassie escapes from her new owner and begins the long trek from Scotland to her Yorkshire home.<br/><br/>The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Color and later the character of Lassie received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1993, &quot;Lassie Come Home&quot; was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being &quot;culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant&quot;. Bosley Crowther in The New York Times of October 8, 1943 uniformly praised the performers and production, noting that the film &quot;tells the story of a boy and a dog, tells it with such poignance and simple beauty that only the hardest heart can fail to be moved.&quot; Now, I may not have been as moved as audiences were at the time. I may not be as big a dog lover. And you know, I might find the film a little bit quaint by today&#39;s standards. But I cannot deny the impact the film had on pop culture. There is nobody who has not heard of Lassie. Now, have they all seen this movie? Probably not. And they probably did not see the sequels. Maybe they saw the TV show, which has had many years of reruns (with &quot;Flipper&quot;). But it all comes back to this... even more than the book it was based on.

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Reviewed by karl-starich 9

&quot;Lassie Come Home&quot; is one of my favorite films, for the reasons described in other IMDB reviews: wonderful performances by humans, a stellar performance by a dog (and his off-screen trainer), a simple yet classic story set in gorgeous scenery, and (best of all) a few places where it&#39;s really hard not to cry. For those who are still on the fence about whether or not to watch this movie, there&#39;s one thing I&#39;d like to add. This Lassie film is completely different than the Lassie TV show (1954-1972). In &quot;Lassie Come Home,&quot; you won&#39;t see Lassie alert the humans that little Timmy is stuck in a well, or jump into a burning building to save a litter of kittens, or build a rudimentary transmitter to signal for help. This film has nothing that hokey. It&#39;s a thoroughly entertaining movie.

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