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Son of Lassie (1945)





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Son of Lassie is about a courageous collie named Laddie, played by a dog named "Pal". A sequel to Lassie Come Home, the film stars Peter Lawford and June Lockhart as the grown-up counterparts of the characters played in the earlier film by Roddy McDowall and Elizabeth Taylor. When WW2 breaks out, young Yorkshireman Joe Carraclough (Lawford) signs up with the British air force, bringing Laddie along. The inquisitive canine sneaks aboard the plane which takes Joe on his first mission. Their aircraft hit by enemy fire, Joe and Laddie are forced to parachute into Nazi-occupied Norway. Injured in the landing, Joe lies in a daze while the dog seeks help for his master. Once Laddie ascertains that the Nazis aren't his friends, the film evolves into one long chase, as dog and master try to make their way back to their own lines?while back at home, Joe's sweetheart Priscilla (June Lockhart, who of course would later costar in the Lassie TV series) bites her nails in anticipation. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovimore
Rating: G
Genre: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Jeanne Bartlett
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On DVD: Aug 24, 2004


Peter Lawford
as Joe Curraclough
Donald Crisp
as Sam Curraclough
Nigel Bruce
as Duke of Rudling
June Lockhart
as Priscilla
Leon Ames
as Anton
Donald Curtis
as Sgt. Eddie Brown
Robert Lewis
as Sgt. Schmidt
Fay Helm
as Joanna
Pat Prest
as Hedda
Lotte Palfi
as Old Woman
Eily Malyon
as Washwoman
Pedro de Cordoba
as Village Priest
Hans Schumm
as German Command Offic...
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Critic Reviews for Son of Lassie

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Still strong family fare, via MGM, with the great Lassie

April 13, 2006

July 7, 2005

September 10, 2004
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Audience Reviews for Son of Lassie


Maintains interest, but that damn dog gets a lot of people killed.

Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

Son of Lassie 1945

Lassie and Lady

Son of Lassie Lady go recruited to military army dog training. MP'S

Find son of lassie Lady afraid of guns and not jumping over fens but crawl under it.

Lady snuck onto British reconicissence plan to take low hight photos of Norway during World War II.

The plan gets shot down and Lady with owner.

The air raid sequence looked impressive with all the explosions and destruction.

The landscapes or mountains and snow of Norway looked amazing.

Nazis use Grande on log cabin so it will not be used to hide allies.

Have Lady encounter POW camp where a blind man ask to use Lady for a Seen Eye dog.

Workers are around digging and putting sand bags for barricades

Dog found owner but Nazis located British pilot

Dog can't even fetch a stick.

Nazi sergeant insults British pilot

Lady came home with owner. Nothing about the ending came as a surprise because it was expected. The body of the film and journey was the best part of the film.

Lassie was insured for a million dollars while head star was insured for less.


Great movie and great story line. June Lockart had a very small role in here but great in the tv shows of Lassie

Anthony Petry III

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