The Magic Of Lassie

  • 1978
  • Movie
  • G
  • Drama

This lame attempt at resurrecting the "Lassie" series is nothing more than a badly scored tearjerker that even children will find dim. Nasty guy Roberts tries to manipulate grandpa Stewart into selling his prize-winning California vineyards. When that fails he steals Lassie away from her young owner and takes the collie to the Rockies, where she escapes...read more

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This lame attempt at resurrecting the "Lassie" series is nothing more than a badly scored tearjerker that even children will find dim. Nasty guy Roberts tries to manipulate grandpa Stewart into selling his prize-winning California vineyards. When that fails he steals Lassie away from her

young owner and takes the collie to the Rockies, where she escapes and makes a long and torturous (for the audience anyway) journey back to California and her master. The musical score is downright hideous, with everyone from Stewart to Lassie (voice provided by none other than the "You Light Up

My Life" girl, Debby Boone) singing at the drop of a hat. It's films like this that scare people away from sitting through anything with a "G" rating. The awful songs include "A Rose Is Not a Rose" (sung by Alice Faye and on a jukebox by Pat Boone), "There'll Be Other Friday Nights," "Brass Rings

and Daydreams," "Traveling Music," "Banjo Song," "That Hometown Feeling," "Thanksgiving Prayer," Best Song Oscar nominee "When You're Loved," "Nobody's Property," and "I Can't Say Goodbye" (Robert B. Sherman, Richard M. Sherman).

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  • Released: 1978
  • Rating: G
  • Review: This lame attempt at resurrecting the "Lassie" series is nothing more than a badly scored tearjerker that even children will find dim. Nasty guy Roberts tries to manipulate grandpa Stewart into selling his prize-winning California vineyards. When that fail… (more)

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