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Lincoln Theater Presents Stories to Screen Series: Lassie Come Home (1943)

In Stories to Screen, the Lincoln Theater will be screening a classic family film, for free, on select Saturdays. A limited number of copies of the book on which the film is based can be picked up at the theater (It’s yours to keep!) to read before the screening. Prior to the movie, at 9:30 AM, we will have a brief discussion about the book and film. The movie will start at 10 AM. Reading the book is not required in order to attend and enjoy the movie.

Set in Depression-era Yorkshire, England, Mr. and Mrs. Carraclough are hit by hard times and forced to sell their collie, Lassie to the rich Duke of Rudling, who has always admired her. Young Joe Carraclough (Roddy McDowall) grows up despondent at the loss of his companion.

Lassie will have nothing to do with the Duke, however, and finds ways to escape her kennels and return to Joe. The Duke finally carries Lassie to his home hundreds of miles distant in Scotland. here, his granddaughter Priscilla (Elizabeth Taylor) senses the dog's unhappiness and arranges her escape.

Lassie then sets off for a long trek to her Yorkshire home. She faces many perils along the way, dog catchers and a violent storm, but also meets kind people who offer her aid and comfort. At the end, when Joe has given up hope of ever seeing his dog again, the weary Lassie returns to her favorite resting place in the schoolyard at home. There, Lassie is joyfully reunited with the boy she loves.

Running time: 1 hour, 29 minutes

Show Dates + Times
Sat, Mar 25 @ 10 am

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