GB / US / FRA / IRE
Dir: Charles Sturridge
Starring: Samantha Morton and Jonathan Mason
A poor mining family is forced to sell their pedigree Rough Collie dog to a Lord
In this update of the classic family story a handful of random shots are used to depict a train journey to Scotland. These are a distant shot of an ex-LMS Class 7P ‘Duchess’ 4-6-2 crossing a viaduct on an express, an ‘over the camera’ shot of a rebuilt Bulleid Pacific, and a ‘going away’ shot of BR Mk1 coaching stock, no locomotive visible. This is the eleventh movie about Lassie but the only one that is known to feature Britain’s railways. It is based on Eric Knight’s 1940 novel Lassie Come-Home, the name of the first movie of 1943.