She first leaped to stardom in the 1943 MGM film, Lassie Come Home. At a time when families, still stunned from the Depression, were then torn apart by World War II, the story of a dog who fights every obstacle to return hundreds of miles to her young master moved audiences to tears and established Lassie as an American icon.
Lassie made seven MGM films. And when family films began to leave the big screen there were new horizons… first on radio and then on television.
The Story of Lassie Includes clips from Lassie MGM feature films as well as from Lassie’s TV shows, and interviews with trainer Robert Weatherwax; actor Roddy McDowall, Tommy Rettig, Jon Provost, Margaret O’Brien, Janet Leigh and others. Hosted by June Lockhart.
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