Lassie Come Home

Story: A poor family in Yorkshire, England is forced to sell the dog they love. Lassie is taken to Scotland, but she escapes and makes a long journey back to her family. This was the first of the Lassie film series.

Scenery: Two local scenes were used to represent the shoreline of Scotland. The first is a very brief shot of Cypress Cove at Point Lobos, merged with a matte painting of a castle on a hill, making the castle appear to be perched over the ocean. The second is a two minute segment of Lassie walking along local shores. It begins with a shot of her running down a road lined with cypress trees, and appears to be in Pebble Beach. It then shows Lassie walking along shoreline rocks in Pacific Grove and/or Pebble Beach. These are followed by a shot at Pescadero Point where Point Lobos can be seen in the background. The scene ends with a shot of Lassie on the south shore of Point Lobos. 


  • Director: Fred M. Wilcox.
  • Stars: Roddy McDowell, Donald Crisp, Nigel Bruce, Dame May Whitty, Edmund Gwynn, Elsa Lanchester, Elizabeth Taylor.


  • Year: 1943
  • Studio: MGM
  • Film: Technicolor
  • Aspect ratio: 1.37:1
  • Sound: mono
  • Running time: 88 min.
  • Academy Awards: Nominated for cinematography.


Information compiled from:
The Monterey Herald,
the Monterey County Film Commission, Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide,
the Internet Movie Database,
and other sources.

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