The Painted Hills

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The Painted Hills, also known as Lassie's Adventures in the Goldrush, is a 1951 action film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and directed by Harold F. Kress. Adapted by True Boardman from Alexander Hull's novel Shep of the Painted Hills, the film... read more
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The Painted Hills, also known as Lassie's Adventures in the Goldrush, is a 1951 action film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and directed by Harold F. Kress. Adapted by True Boardman from Alexander Hull's novel Shep of the Painted Hills, the film stars Paul Kelly, Ann Doran, and dog actor Pal (credited as "Lassie") in a story about a collie named Shep who seeks revenge after her master is murdered. Technical Advisor Nipo T. Strongheart for Native American topics worked with the Miwok people for their role in the movie. The Painted Hills was the seventh, and final, MGM Lassie film released.

Original Release

05/04/1951

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
Mitchell Lewis Mark Miller (uncredited)
Charles Watts Steve (uncredited)
Pal Shep (as Lassie)
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Harold F. Kress

Writers

True Boardman, Alexander Hull

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
Mitchell Lewis Mark Miller (uncredited)
Charles Watts Steve (uncredited)
Pal Shep (as Lassie)
Don Reynolds Red Wing (as Brown Jug Reynolds)

Producers

Editors

Newell P. Kimlin

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