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The Painted Hills (1951)

imdb rating4.0Rotten Tomatoes rating11%
After years of prospecting, Jonathan finally strikes gold. He returns to town only to discover that his partner has since died and left Tommy fatherless. He decides to leave Shep (played by Lassie) with Tommy to cheer him up. Meanwhile, Jonathan's new partner, Lin, isn't interested in sharing the gold, and lures Jonathan to his death. Lassie immediately deduces what's happened, so Lin poisons Lassie. Lassie barely pulls through and pursues Lin to a climactic confrontation where, due to an off-screen accident with some liquid nitrogen, Lin's gun jams.

Director

portraitHarold F. Kress

Cast

portraitGary Gray - Tommy Blake
portraitPaul Kelly - Jonathan Harvey
portraitBruce Cowling - Lin Taylor
portraitArt Smith - Pilot Pete
portraitAnn Doran - Martha Blake
portraitChief Yowlachie - Bald Eagle
portraitAndrea Virginia Lester - Mita
portraitBrown Jug Reynolds - Red Wing
portraitMitchell Lewis - Mark Miller (uncredited)
portraitCharles Watts - Steve (uncredited)
portraitPal - Shep
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