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
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
Sat, Mar 25 @ 10 am