The Painted Hills (1951)

imdb rating4.0
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

Harold F. Kress

Cast

Gary Gray - Tommy Blake
Paul Kelly - Jonathan Harvey
Bruce Cowling - Lin Taylor
Art Smith - Pilot Pete
Ann Doran - Martha Blake
Chief Yowlachie - Bald Eagle
Andrea Virginia Lester - Mita
Brown Jug Reynolds - Red Wing
Mitchell Lewis - Mark Miller (uncredited)
Charles Watts - Steve (uncredited)
Pal - Shep
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