Other Fiction Knight, Eric: Lassie Come-Home (1940), v1, 22 Nov 2019
#1  Pulpmeister 11-21-2019, 11:16 PM
Famous novel by Eric Knight (1897-1943), filmed in 1943 with a young Roddy MacDowell as the boy, and a young Elizabeth Taylor in a supporting role. Lassie was portrayed by a male dog named Pal, but credited as "Lassie".

The superb illustrations by Marguerite Kirmse are still copyright and have been omitted.

A very hard-up Yorkshire family sells their beloved dog "Lassie" to help make ends meet, but Lassie won't say sold. Much of the story is of her travels home from the north of Scotland.

And the correct title is "Lassie Come-Home", with the hyphen.
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#2  crich70 11-23-2019, 10:42 PM
I understand the reason they used a male dog rather than a female is that female collies are too tempremental to work with. Nigel Bruce and Donald Crisp also appeared in the movie I believe.

#3  Pulpmeister 11-23-2019, 11:06 PM
Yes, all the incarnations on screen, both movie and TV, of "Lassie" were laddies. Could only get away with it because the specific breed of collie was very long-haired indeed.

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