Challenge to Lassie
In this tale of a stray puppy and the kind man who raises her to be a sheepherder, the two become inseparable until one fateful night when the sheepherder is killed and the law becomes a Challenge to Lassie. According to the legal code of Edinburgh, a dog whose ownership cannot be proven must be killed, so Lassie finds herself standing trial for her life. In desperation, Lassie attempts a daring escape down a treacherous mountainside. But the town's children come to Lassie's defense, and in a generous gesture, the court names Lassie a citizen of Edinburgh, ending the need for anyone to own her in this heartwarming family story.
Starring Edmund Gwenn, Donald Crisp, Geraldine Brooks
Director Richard Thorpe