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hills of home
- kevin sellers
Is this movie really heart warming or is it just all those slugs of Scotch Dr. McClure administers to his patients? Anyway, this film is considered to be among the best of the Lassie series, if not the best, and one can understand why. It expertly interweaves the story of a rural doctor and the community that loves him with the travails of a hydrophobic collie and in the process conveys a strong life affirming if sentimental mood. Yet the sentiment is somehow easier to take, for me at least, when channeled through such luminaries of the Hollywood Brit community of the 1940s/50s as Edmund Gwenn, Donald Crisp, Reginald Owen, Rhys Williams, and Alan Napier. Talk about your pros. These guys could read a non disclosure agreement and make it interesting. Therefore, you can imagine how they do when set loose on a deathbed scene or a dangerous river crossing. So even though Janet Leigh and Tom Drake are not in their league, both acccent wise and acting wise, and even though the what looks to be Lake Arrowhead location shooting resembles Scotland about as much as, well, Lake Arrowhead, this is still a most satisfying hour and forty minutes. Give it a solid B. P.S. Almost forgot to mention Lassie. He/She's terrific! And I say that as a cat person.
- Robin Brown
The old movies have a quality lost in today's phony overblown "spectaculars". Common sense, good versus bad, true emotions and realities. This movie is beautiful and charming. It reflects the old time values that have been lost far too long
Quite A Tearjerker In The End
Doctor gives his all to the people of he glen and finally gets a fine thanks in the end.Made my blood boil when piper didn't want to play at his funeral,would only consent to a "Chief".Sacrifice your time and life to the village,and they act as ignorant as they look.Sorta like certain of me man's family,ignore him for 20 yrs because of being in a wheelchair and you can't learn to tone down ignorant remarks,call him cripple to his face and wonder why he's spitting mad after it escapes yer yap!Great Lassie entry,Crisp,Breon,Gwenn,Leigh,Napier,Freddie Worlock and all!
Hills of Home
- Nancy Morgan
Another great Edmund Gynn movie. I would love to have it on DVD. I haven't seen one of these old movies that I didn't like. They are so much better than today's new movies. And we can let our children or grandchildren watch knowing they will see a film with high moral values and no swearing. What a treat!
Hills of Home (1948)
- James Higgins
One of the better of the Lassie films, thanks mainly to a wonderful performance from Edmund Gwenn. Rich production values, excellent art direction and cinematography. It's well written, has a fine score and is always interesting.
I was not able to watch the whole movie. It came on between 7 and 9 am and I was getting ready for work. What I did see was very good. A sweet story about Lassie I would love to see again. Please show it again soon. Hopefully next month:) Thanks!
Donald Crisp: a character-study in values
- Don Caton
While the portrayal of the characters in this beautiful family story is a bit stiff, the real message that shines through is one of powerful values ... not just the values behind the successes and failures of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" but the life-values of selfish independence verses commitment and compassion that, with the passage of time, give way to the truth that to love one's neighbors is the most fulfilling value to which civilization can aspire.
Hills of Home
A good wholesome film with a good cast. Lassie was a well disciplined dog and shows on the screen in different situations. Not currently on DVD but, maybe someday.