Dogs in Film

“Lassie Come Home”  (1943)

Despite the fact that Lassie is a female character, the first dog to play the role was a male.  One year-old, purebred collie “Pal” earned $250 a week as Lassie, while costar Elizabeth Taylor received only a $100.  After Pal retired at age five, his direct descendants inherited the iconic role.  Directed by Fred M. Wilcox.

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