The Painted Hills

The Painted Hills

Director: Harold Kress Cast: Lassie the Dog, Paul Kelly, Bruce Cowling


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Alexander Hull's novel Shep of the Painted Hills was refashioned into a traditional Lassie vehicle by screenwriter True Boardman. The noble collie turns avenger this time out, hoping to bring the murderer of her master to justice. The perpetrator, played by Bruce Cowling, is hounded (no pun intended) into meeting a fate similar to the one he meted out to the victim. Filmed on a somewhat lower budget than previous Lassie endeavors, The Painted Hills benefits greatly from its all-character-actor cast, headed by Paul Kelly and Ann Doran. The film was lensed in Technicolor, making it a valuable commodity in the formative days of locally-produced color TV in the late 1950s-early 1960s.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/29/1999
UPC: 0096009025137
Original Release: 1951
Rating: PG
Source: Echo Bridge
Sound: [Dolby Digital]
Time: 1:08:00

Special Features

Interactive menu; Scene selector; Dolby Digital; Trivia quiz; Biography

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lassie the Dog Shep
Paul Kelly Jonathan Harvey
Bruce Cowling Lin Taylor
Gary Gray Tommy Blake
Art Smith Pilot Pete
Ann Doran Martha Blake
Chief Yowlachie Bald Eagle
Don Kay Reynolds Red Wing
Andrea Virginia Lester Actor

Technical Credits
Harold Kress Director
Daniele Amfitheatrof Score Composer
Kenneth Bennett Executive Producer
True Boardman Screenwriter
Chester M. Franklin Producer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Alfred Gilks Cinematographer
Harold Lipstein Cinematographer
Leonid Vasian Art Director
Newell B. Willis Editor

Scene Index

Side #1 --
2. Beginning [7:59]
3. Gift [8:54]
4. Guest [11:11]
5. Betrayal [6:37]
6. Poisoning [5:57]
7. Cure [9:57]
8. Accident [4:42]
9. Denunciation [4:04]
10. Pursuit [6:03]
11. End [1:47]

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The Painted Hills 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Labradorlover0SM More than 1 year ago
The movie was not so good. It stars Lassie as a loyal,smart and friendly collie named Shep who helps his owner find gold. I love Lassie, but the movie was boring.