Lassie Come Home
Lassie Come Home (1943)

Female dogs tend to shed while in heat; this is why all the collies who've played doggy heroine Lassie in the movies have actually been well-disguised males. A magnificent animal named Pal was the screen's first Lassie in 1943's… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: October 7, 1943
DVD Release Date: August 24, 2004
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TIME Magazine

Lassie celebrates nothing more profound than the simple and timeworn relationship of a boy and a dog. It dramatizes the uncomplicated goodness of an animal in a complicated human world.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

A thorough delight.

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TV Guide

This film is a fairly well-balanced effort, and if you're in the mood for an evening of obvious sentiment, this boy-and-his-dog film works quite well.

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Variety Staff

Lassie emerges as nice entertainment enhanced by color photography and good scenic shots.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

The classic 1943 canine weepie about a collie who crosses most of Britain to return to the little boy who loves her.

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Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

Barkin' good moral-rich classic. But violent, too.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Nobody made this heart-warming fluff better than MGM.

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Emma Cochrane
Empire Magazine

This was understandably inspiring to wartime audiences and actually still holds up as a heartwarming story with a very decent cast.

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Steve Crum

MGM tear jerker supreme for dog and child fans.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
Lassie Come Home? No, Lassie please leave! That's the real problem in this movie, Lassie wont stay away. The family is too poor to keep the dog, so they… More
Anthony Valletta
If you don't like this movie you better see the wizard about a heart.