Theme is the same dog's-devotion-to-master that motivated Lassie Come Home, only this time it's Lassie's son, Laddie, who follows his young master into the war and a high-adventure trek across Nazi-occupied countries back to England after their plane is shot down. Suspense elements hit high peaks at times, offsetting the sticky sentiment, and flambuoyant adventures, carry sufficient interest to move it along.

Theme is the same dog’s-devotion-to-master that motivated Lassie Come Home, only this time it’s Lassie’s son, Laddie, who follows his young master into the war and a high-adventure trek across Nazi-occupied countries back to England after their plane is shot down. Suspense elements hit high peaks at times, offsetting the sticky sentiment, and flambuoyant adventures, carry sufficient interest to move it along.

Peter Lawford plays excellently and with restraint the character of Joe, whose younger version was portrayed by Roddy McDowall in Lassie Come Home. Donald Crisp is again seen as Joe’s father, also excellent, and Nigel Bruce repeats his Duke of Rudling characterization to good effect.

Son of Lassie

Production

M-G-M. Director S. Sylvan Simon; Producer Samuel Marx; Screenplay Jeanne Bartlett; Camera Charles Schoenbaum; Editor Ben Lewis; Music Herbert Stothart; Art Director Cedric Gibbons, Hubert B. Hobson

Crew

(Color) Extract of a review from 1945. Running time: 100 MIN.

With

Peter Lawford Donald Crisp June Lockhart Nigel Bruce Nils Asther Leon Ames
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