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)

AwardRecipientResult
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.


Joe Carraclough: Ye're my Lassie come home.


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


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Though Lassie is supposed to be a female dog, this and all subsequent Lassie films have used male dogs to play her, supposedly because males are easier to train.
Pal who portrayed Lassie earned a salary of $250 per week while the young Elizabeth Taylor was paid a mere $100 per week.
The number of purebred collies registered in the United States in the late 1940s increased from 3,000 to 18,400, probably because of the Lassie series of films.
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Lassie Come Home

Released 1943
Inducted 1993
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