Belongs to Joe Carraclough, a kid from a poor family in Yorkshire. Sold to the Duke of Rudling and manage to return home.
“What’s that, Lassie? Little Timmy fell down the well?”
Collie (Smooth coat)
Pal robbed the part from another dog, although he didn’t fit the collie’s standards, he was supposed to be her understudy but he crossed the river and his performance was perfect. The head of MGM said “Pal had entered the water, but Lassie had come out.”
Ever since all Lassies are his male descendants, the males are bigger and more impressive.
Lassie even has his own star embedded in Hollywood Blv.
The brothers Rudd and Frank Weatherwax
A short story by Eric Knight published in “The Saturday Evening Post” on 1938. In 1940 the story expanded to novel length called “Lassie Come-Home”. The Character was based on his dog, Toots,
More of Lassie:
1945 Son Of Lassie – Laddie
1947 Courage of Lassie
1949 Hills of Home
1949 Challenge to Lassie
1949 The Sun Comes Up
1951 The Painted Hills
1963 Lassie’s Great Adventure
1978 The Magic of Lassie
1954-1974 Lassie (TV)
1989-1991 The New Lassie (TV)