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“Lassie Come Home,” “Sherlock Holmes Faces Death” (Movie Reviews-10/8/43)
Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 10/8/43 | Bosley Crowther, T.S.

Posted on 10/08/2013 4:21:34 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson

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TOPICS: History; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: moviereview; realtime
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1 posted on 10/08/2013 4:21:34 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
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To: Homer_J_Simpson
“Lassie Come Home” behind the scenes stills

“Lassie Come Home” movie posters

“Lassie Come Home” clips

2 posted on 10/08/2013 4:22:38 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: r9etb; PzLdr; dfwgator; Paisan; From many - one.; rockinqsranch; 2banana; henkster; meandog; ...
“Lassie Come Home” would be an important movie even if it wasn’t about a dog, because it is the first time Elizabeth Taylor appeared in a major Hollywood film. (She previously appeared with Carl “Alfalfa” Switzer in something called “There’s One Born Every Minute” in 1942.) Surprisingly, Netflix has “Sherlock Holmes Faces Death” on DVD, but not “Lassie.”

“Lassie Come Home” original trailer

3 posted on 10/08/2013 4:24:29 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

Interesting to read the clip with picture about American women and the wars...one of the lines read....”American women...helping the UNITED NATIONS win the war”. Talk about priming the public...


4 posted on 10/08/2013 4:41:58 AM PDT by mdmathis6
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

I wish that movies like Lassie were being made today. Animal planet used to run the old Lassie TV shows in the middle of the night, and I would wake up just to view them. here was a modernized Lassie called The New Lassie that had been made, or sponsored, by Little Golden Books (now out of business). It was very well done and probably originally ran on TV about 2-3 years before it was dropped.

The New Lassie was in color and was about a teen-aged boy and his widowed mom who was a veternarian who moved to a new town to set up her business. I don’t know when the series originally ran, but the boy had a cell phone.


5 posted on 10/08/2013 4:52:25 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

I say ol’ chap, a Nigel Bruce double-bill, wot.


6 posted on 10/08/2013 5:14:16 AM PDT by Oratam (Thank you St. Jude!)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

Incredible cast in “Lassie, Come Home.” It’s not available on Netflix. I’ll have to try the library.


7 posted on 10/08/2013 5:25:39 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("The heart of the matter is God's love. It always has been. It always will be."~Abp. Chaput)
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If you get the TCM channel you can watch it on November 28, 2013 @ 12:15 PM (EST).


8 posted on 10/08/2013 5:31:36 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

We don’t have cable.


9 posted on 10/08/2013 5:32:17 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("The heart of the matter is God's love. It always has been. It always will be."~Abp. Chaput)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

Thanks for this! My kids got to meet Lassie just last week! Well, a descendant of Lassie, his owner/trainer Bob Weatherwax sold the rights to the name but he’s still a descendant and the kids got a pic with him :) :) It was at Woofstock in Harrisburg, PA...Timmy, aka Jon Provost, was there as well!


10 posted on 10/08/2013 5:58:02 AM PDT by Gennie
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To: afraidfortherepublic

There was one made in the late 80’s called “The New Lassie”, and then there was one in the late 90’s that is what I think you are talking about...it may have just been called “Lassie”.


11 posted on 10/08/2013 6:04:56 AM PDT by Gennie
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Timmy having a cell phone ruins the whole Lassie premise. When he falls down the well, Lassie doesn’t have to go get help, Timmy just texts his friends.

Lassie is redundant.


12 posted on 10/08/2013 7:57:25 AM PDT by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: Oratam

Nigel Bruce was masterful in his portrayal of Dr. Watson as a complete dufus. One wonders how me made it through med school.


13 posted on 10/08/2013 8:23:39 AM PDT by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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As I remember, this series had Timmy saving Lassie from crooks. He had to go all the way to Canada to do it.


14 posted on 10/08/2013 8:58:20 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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15 posted on 10/08/2013 9:00:58 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: Gennie

Whatever it was, I was sorry to see the series dropped. I suppose that it had something to do with a) the star aging out or b) financial problems at Golden Books which ultimately caused it to close down.

I was also sorry to see that it was running on Animal Planet (when I viewed it) at 3 in the morning when few kids could watch it.


16 posted on 10/08/2013 9:08:37 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I think there was also a discrepancy with them using a Lassie that was not a Weatherwax collie which traced to the original Lassie...but originally it wasn’t airing at 3 AM. I never really watched it, and I know that when Lassie Come Home was remade a few years ago they did not use a Weatherwax collie either.


17 posted on 10/08/2013 10:16:38 AM PDT by Gennie
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18 posted on 10/08/2013 10:18:19 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Gennie

No, I was watching reruns. I would have steered my elementary school aged grandchildren to watch the series if it had been playing at a decent hour.

Animal Planet also used to run an Australian series at that hour called Skippy. It was about a boy and his pet kangaroo who used to have all kinds of adventures. His single dad was the Bush Ranger.


19 posted on 10/08/2013 10:42:51 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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“His single dad was the Bush Ranger.”

Yeah, I’ll bet he was....


20 posted on 10/08/2013 11:39:48 AM PDT by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

“Sherlock Holmes Faces Death” also stars Milburn Stone, later to be Doc on Gunsmoke.


21 posted on 10/08/2013 12:00:30 PM PDT by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson
There's one scene in "Lassie Come Home" that gets me every time. Lassie has just swum across a river after walking across Scotland. She's nearly dead and she ends up at the doorstep of a childless old couple. They take her in, nurse her back to health, and love her. But when she recovers, she begins looking at the door. They know that she's on a mission and that they have to let her go. They open the gate and Lassie walks out, giving one last look at the old couple standing in the door.

And then there's "Courage of Lassie," also with Elizabeth Taylor, in which Lassie (actually Pal, playing a dog named Bill--they just put Lassie in the title) suffers from PTSD from WW2, hops a freight train, goes a sheep-killing rampage, has flashbacks to the war, goes on trial and is finally returned home.

22 posted on 10/08/2013 12:16:49 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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”American women...helping the UNITED NATIONS win the war”. Talk about priming the public...

That is how the Allies referred to themselves during the War. Read a few of Homer's WWII by day posts and you'll see it in the papers.

Since they named the post-War organization the same thing, apparently some had expectations it would foster an era of one big happy for the victors. Didn't work out that way, did it?

23 posted on 10/08/2013 1:20:40 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I think I have seen Skippy on hmmm, KTV? One of the Christian channels that have kids tv shows. It looked like it was made in the 60s or 70s, so before my time lol. I think they may also run Lassie (the older tv series) and the Lone Ranger, may be something you can look into?


24 posted on 10/08/2013 2:33:32 PM PDT by Gennie
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