Lassie Come Home (movie)

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Lassie Come Home
Directed by Fred M. Wilcox
Produced by Samuel Marx
Screenplay by Hugo Butler
Starring Pal
Roddy McDowall
Donald Crisp
Dame May Whitty
Edmund Gwenn
Elizabeth Taylor
Nigel Bruce
Elsa Lanchester
J. Patrick O'Malley
Music by Daniele Amfitheatrof
Cinematography Leonard Smith
Editing by Ben Lewis
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date(s) October 7, 1943 (1943-10-07)
Running time 89 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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.

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".