Lassie Come Home Overview:

Lassie Come Home (1943) was a Adventure - Drama Film directed by Fred M. Wilcox and produced by Dore Schary, Samuel Marx and Harry Rapf.

Lassie Come Home was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1993.

Academy Awards 1943 --- Ceremony Number 16 (source: AMPAS)

Best CinematographyLeonard SmithNominated

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Mrs. Carraclough: Oh, well. Ye may as well know it right off. Lassie won't be waiting for ye at school anymore.
Joe Carraclough: Why not? What's happened?
Mrs. Carraclough: Because she's sold; that's why not.

Sam Carraclough: Ye can't feed a dog on the dole, and ye can't feed a family either.

Joe Carraclough: Ye're my Lassie come home.

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Pal who portrayed Lassie earned a salary of $250 per week while the young Elizabeth Taylor was paid a mere $100 per week.
Elizabeth Taylor replaced Maria Flynn for the role of Priscilla. Some sources say Flynn was afraid of the dog on the set. Others say that she grew taller than Roddy McDowall or that the strong Technicolor lighting caused her eyes to water. In any case, production was halted. The producer was walking the 600 block of North Foothill Road in Beverly Hills doing his nightly patrol as an air raid warden when he met Francis Taylor, who patrolled the 700 block. Knowing he and Sara wanted to get their daughter into the movies, he asked him to bring Elizabeth to the studio. There she was introduced to Lassie and the production resumed.
After a nationwide hunt for a suitable dog for this movie failed, MGM called in dog trainer Rudd Weatherwax, who had many purebred collies, but Pal, his one-year old male collie (who had no papers), easily won the role. Pal retired at age 5, after which all subsequent Lassie films used direct descendants of Pal.
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Lassie Come Home

Released 1943
Inducted 1993

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Also directed by Fred M. Wilcox

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Also produced by Dore Schary

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Also released in 1943

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