Lassie Come Home (movie)

1943 film by Fred M. Wilcox

Lassie Come Home is a 1943 MGM movie directed by Fred Wilcox. It stars Roddy McDowall, Elizabeth Taylor, and dog actor Pal. It tells the story of a dog who travels hundreds of miles to be reunited with the boy she loves. It is based on the 1940 book Lassie Come-Home by Eric Knight.

Lassie Come Home
Directed byFred M. Wilcox
Produced bySamuel Marx
Screenplay byHugo Butler
Based onLassie Come-Home
by Eric Knight
Roddy McDowall
Donald Crisp
Dame May Whitty
Edmund Gwenn
Elizabeth Taylor
Nigel Bruce
Elsa Lanchester
J. Patrick O'Malley
Music byDaniele Amfitheatrof
CinematographyLeonard Smith
Edited byBen Lewis
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • October 7, 1943 (1943-10-07)
Running time
89 minutes
CountryUnited States

The movie was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Color. The Lassie character became the main character in six other MGM "Lassie" movies. In 1993, Lassie Come Home was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".