Lassie Season 1
Lassie Season 1
First Air Date: September 12, 1954
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The first season of the television series Lassie premiered in the United States on CBS on September 12, 1954 and ran for 26 episodes until its conclusion on March 6, 1955. Produced by Robert Maxwell, the episodes follows the adventures of a female rough collie named Lassie and her young owner Jeffrey Miller. In 1958, the first through third seasons began syndication under the title "Jeff's Collie." Though the first season of Lassie has never been released completely to home video, some episodes from the first season have been released to DVD. On November 25, 2003, Classic Media released a three episode set, "Lassie: Best of Jeff's Collie," which included the series first episode, "Inheritance". A second set, "Lassie: 50th Anniversary Collection", was released on September 14, 2004 and contained 24 episodes from across the entire series. The set includes three episodes from the first season: "Inheritance", "The Lion", and "Lassie's Pups". "Secret of the Silent Hills", composed by William Lava, is used as the opening and ending theme for the entire season.
1x26 The Bear (March 06, 1955)
Jeff and Porky's campout is ruined by a persistent bear.
1x25 The Snake (February 27, 1955)
Jeff is bitten by a rattlesnake and Gramps and Ellen rush to get him to a doctor.
1x24 The Well (February 20, 1955)
A snoopy inspector from the water department insists on seeing the Miller well.
1x23 The Injury (February 13, 1955)
An injured man, hurt in a car accident, is brought to the farm. He mutters something about hitting a collie with his car--and Lassie is acting strangely.
1x22 The Cave (February 06, 1955)
Jeff and Lassie are trapped in a cave shown to them by a malicious classmate.
1x21 Blind Soldier (January 30, 1955)
The parents of a blind veteran try to buy Lassie--the young man's own collie Lassie has died and they do not want to tell him the truth, fearing he will slip into depression again.
1x20 The Fawn (January 23, 1955)
Jeff wants to adopt an orphan fawn, but Gramps says there is no place for wild animals on a farm.
1x19 Father (January 16, 1955)
The church is holding a father-son event and Jeff doesn't want Gramps to fill in for his dad. Jeff is then even more embarrassed when Ellen decides to accompany him instead.
1x18 The Brat (January 09, 1955)
Ellen offers the boys a special treat if they will babysit a boy while she is called out on an errand. But the kid turns out to be more than Jeff and Porky can handle.
1x17 Runaways (January 02, 1955)
After Lassie is suspected of having rabies, she's about to be taken to the pound--but Jeff runs away with her. Clay: Richard Garland. Brockway: Paul Maxey.
1x16 The Contest (December 26, 1954)
While Jeff prepares for the county fair, a spoiled little girl visits the farm and continually tries to hurt Lassie.
1x15 The Fighter (December 19, 1954)
Jeff doesn't understand why a famous prizefighter doesn't want to box any longer and pegs him as a coward.
1x14 The Rustlers (December 12, 1954)
The calf Jeff is raising for the county fair vanishes the same night Lassie comes home injured and covered with mud--then she mysteriously starts chasing Ellen's car.
1x13 Sale of Lassie (December 05, 1954)
Jeff overhears the wrong conversation, and, thinking Gramps needs an expensive operation, attempts to sell Lassie to raise the money.
1x12 The Carnival (November 28, 1954)
Jeff shows a dog trainer at the fair Lassie's tricks--and thinking she can be a headliner for them, the man and his partner steal her. Clay: Richard Garland.
1x11 The Job (November 21, 1954)
A radio producer hears Ellen singing at church and offers her a job singing on radio--but she and Jeff must take an apartment in the city and leave Lassie with Gramps to do it.
1x10 Lassie's Pups (November 14, 1954)
Jeff thinks Lassie needs a vet when her time comes, but a storm is brewing and Gramps says dogs can cope. Dr. Wilson: Frank Ferguson. Mrs. Wilson: Frances Morris.
1x09 Gramps (November 07, 1954)
When Gramps has chest pains, the family tries to keep him from exerting himself.
1x08 The Lion (October 31, 1954)
With Gramps and Ellen away for the day, Jeff and Porky plan a lazy day--until an escaped circus lion invades the farm. Worse, no one will believe them when they call for help.
1x07 Feud (October 24, 1954)
When Gramps quarrels with Matt Brockway after a hotly contested checker game, both men forbid their sons to play with each other. After Jeff and Porky's first attempt to fix the problem goes horribly wrong, so the boys hide in the woods in hopes that in ""saving"" them Gramps and Matt will be friends again.
1x06 The Convict (October 17, 1954)
Jeff and Lassie meet an escaped convict in the woods.
1x05 Mr. Peabody (October 10, 1954)
Gramps hires a tramp to do some odd jobs on the farm, then is jealous when Jeff starts to idolize the tale-telling old man.
1x04 The Gun (October 03, 1954)
Jeff wants to learn to use his father's gun, but Ellen is terrified of him being exposed to a firearm, although Gramps thinks he should learn to use it.
1x03 The Colt (September 26, 1954)
To make up for ignoring Jeff, Gramps brings him home a colt Jeff names ""Domino."" Jeff then starts ignoring Lassie in his enthusiasm over having a horse.
1x02 Arithmetic (September 19, 1954)
Jeff is failing arithmetic due to his problems with fractions, so Ellen tells him he may not go to the circus if he doesn't pass his next test.
1x01 Inheritance (September 12, 1954)
Premiere episode. Jeff inherits Lassie from the late Homer Carey, but the young collie seems strangely reluctant to leave the Carey home.