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The Magic of Lassie (1978)





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This first Lassie film in nearly three decades (discounting the various feature-length compilations of Lassie TV episodes) is worth watching for its veteran cast. Lassie is legally wrested from freckled-faced Michael Sharrett by evil Pernell Roberts, who hopes that the kid's grandpa Jimmy Stewart will sell his valuable vineyards to "ransom" the dog. Roberts' scheme falls through, and Lassie makes her getaway, embarking upon a grueling trek to be reunited with her young master. Alice Faye, looking very well preserved, shows up to sing a song or two. Also contributing vocally are Pat Boone and Debby Boone and The Mike Curb Congregation; even Stewart gets to sing (he hasn't improved much since his last singing role in Broadway Melody of 1936, but you gotta love him). About the only cast member in The Magic of Lassie who doesn't sing is Mike Mazurki.


James Stewart
as Clovis Mitchell
Stephanie Zimbalist
as Kelly Mitchell
Michael Sharrett
as Chris Mitchell
Alice Faye
as The Waitress
William Flatley
as Truck Driver
James V. Reynolds
as Officer Wilson
Lane Davies
as Allan Fogerty
Gene Evans
as Sheriff Andrews
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