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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.

  1. Harold F. Kress

    Director

  2. Alexander Hull

    Novel

  3. True Boardman

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Gary Gray

    Gary Gray

    Tommy Blake

  2. Paul Kelly

    Paul Kelly

    Jonathan Harvey

  3. Bruce Cowling

    Bruce Cowling

    Lin Taylor

  4. Art Smith

    Art Smith

    Pilot Pete

  5. Ann Doran

    Ann Doran

    Martha Blake

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The Painted Hills
The Painted Hills

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Status Released

Release Information

  • May 4, 1951
    G
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    All ages admitted. There is no content that would be objectionable to most parents. This is one of only two ratings dating back to 1968 that still exists today.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 8m

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