Lassie Come Home
Is there a better god in all of Yorkshire? Every day, Lassie waits for Joe (Roddy McDowall) outside school. One day she isn't there and Joe learns terrible news: Lassie's been sold by his impoverished family.
This first Lassie screen adventure is a triumph whose appeal will endure as a long as there's a child, a dog and the special bond only they can form. Donald Crisp, Dame May Witty, Edmund Gwenn, Nigel Bruce and Elsa Lanchester form a splendid supporting cast. And 11-year-old Elizabeth Taylor (in her first MGM film) plays Priscilla, who understands Lassie more than adults do and helps her escape kennel captivity. Braving storms, hunger an peril, Lassie comes home. Better dog in all Yorkshire? How about best dog in the world?