Lassie (season 2)

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The second season of the television series Lassie premiered on airing on CBS in the United States on September 11, 1955. Spanning thirty-nine episodes, its season finale aired on June 3, 1956. Produced by Robert Maxwell, the second season continues to follow the adventures of the female rough collie Lassie and her young owner Jeffrey Miller (Tommy Rettig). Lassie continued to be portrayed by "Lassie Junior", the son of the original Lassie Pal.[1]

For the second season, the theme song was purportedly changed to a song titled "Lassie Main & End Title" that was composed by Raoul Kraushaar. However, the song was really a mild variation of the original season one theme, "Secret of the Silent Hills (Theme from the Lassie TV Series)" that was composed by William Lava. Kraushaar made very slight changes to the song, so minor that only a trained ear can tell the difference, so the show's production company could then claim its copyright.[2]

The second season earned the series its Emmy Award, this time for Best Children's Series.[3]

Episodes[edit]

# Title Director Writer Original airdate
27 "The Runt" Lesley Selander TBA September 11, 1955 (1955-09-11)
28 "The Pit" Lesley Selander TBA September 18, 1955 (1955-09-18)
29 "The Kittens" TBA TBA September 25, 1955 (1955-09-25)
30 "The Dog Show" Phil Ford II TBA October 2, 1955 (1955-10-02)
31 "The School" Lesley Selander TBA October 19, 1955 (1955-10-19)
32 "The Violin" Lesley Selander TBA October 16, 1955 (1955-10-16)
33 "The Monster" Lesley Selander TBA October 23, 1955 (1955-10-23)
34 "The Witch" Lesley Selander TBA October 30, 1955 (1955-10-30)
35 "The Wild Duck" Lesley Selander TBA November 6, 1955 (1955-11-06)
36 "The Rival" Lesley Selander TBA November 13, 1955 (1955-11-13)
37 "The Newspaper" Lesley Selander TBA November 20, 1955 (1955-11-20)
38 "The Clown" Lesley Selander TBA November 27, 1955 (1955-11-27)
39 "The Twister" Lesley Selander TBA December 4, 1955 (1955-12-04)
40 "Gramps' Birthday" Lesley Selander TBA December 11, 1955 (1955-12-11)
41 "The Gypsies" Lesley Selander TBA December 18, 1955 (1955-12-18)
42 "The Gift" Phil Ford II TBA December 25, 1955 (1955-12-25)
43 "The Stamp Album" Maurice Geraghty TBA January 1, 1956 (1956-01-01)
44 "The Dog Catcher" Lesley Selander TBA January 8, 1956 (1956-01-08)
45 "Pokey" Maurice Geraghty TBA January 15, 1956 (1956-01-15)
46 "The Trial" Leonard Freeman TBA January 22, 1956 (1956-01-22)
47 "The Hawk" Maurice Geraghty TBA January 29, 1956 (1956-01-29)
48 "The Tree House" Lesley Selander TBA February 5, 1956 (1956-02-05)
49 "The Visitor" Maurice Geraghty TBA February 12, 1956 (1956-02-12)
50 "The Raft" Phil Ford II TBA February 19, 1956 (1956-02-19)
51 "The Journey" Maurice Geraghty TBA February 26, 1956 (1956-02-26)
52 "The Vet" Phil Ford II TBA March 4, 1956 (1956-03-04)
53 "Lassie's Double" Maurice Geraghty TBA March 11, 1956 (1956-03-11)
54 "The Child" Lesley Selander TBA March 18, 1956 (1956-03-18)
55 "The Leash" Arthur Hilton TBA March 25, 1956 (1956-03-25)
56 "Sunday School" Phil Ford II TBA April 10, 1956 (1956-04-10)
57 "The Deer Hunter" Phil Ford II TBA April 8, 1956 (1956-04-08)
58 "Domino" Lesley Selander TBA April 15, 1956 (1956-04-15)
59 "The Marauder" Phil Ford II TBA April 22, 1956 (1956-04-22)
60 "The Calf" Maurice Geraghty TBA April 29, 1956 (1956-04-29)
61 "The Crop Duster" Phil Ford II TBA May 6, 1956 (1956-05-06)
62 "War Dog" Lesley Selander TBA May 13, 1956 (1956-05-13)
63 "The Haircut" Phil Ford II TBA May 20, 1956 (1956-05-20)
64 "Diane" Phil Ford II TBA May 27, 1956 (1956-05-27)
65 "The Frog" Phil Ford II TBA June 3, 1956 (1956-06-03)


References[edit]

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Specific
  1. ^ Collins, Ace (2004). Lassie: Celebrating 50 Years of Love guide book (included with DVD set). Classic Media. 
  2. ^ "Lassie /Jeffs Collie /Timmy and Lassie". ClassicThemes.com. The Media Management Group. Retrieved 2008-02-16. 
  3. ^ "CBS at 75: 1950s". CBS. Retrieved 2008-02-22.