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Series regulars or semi-regulars in 'Lassie' in the 1970s:



1970s Episode Guide for 'Lassie':


(Episodes with dates prior to 1970 aired as reruns during the '70s.)





December 15, 1968: Out Of The Frying Pan
Season 15, episode 12
W: S.H. Barnett, Colin MacKenzie   D: William Beaudine

With Morgan Jones (Ranger), Ellen Corby (Amy Baker).
Lassie races time and tide in a valiant effort to rescue a hapless kitten threatened by a pounding surf.

February 9, 1969: Tempest (1)
Season 15, episode 19
W: James Douglass West   D: Tom Beemer

With Ford Rainey (Jake Peterson), Chief Tom McAdams (Himself).
While Ranger Bob Ericson works with the Coast Guard to resolve a navigation problem, Lassie becomes a victim of hazard.

February 16, 1969: Tempest (2)
Season 15, episode 20
W: James Douglass West   D: Tom Beemer

With Ford Rainey (Jake Peterson), Christian Drake (Pilot), Chief Tom McAdams (Himself).
Lassie is stranded aboard a sinking vessel and Ranger Bob Ericson enlists the aid of the Coast Guard to save her.

April 6, 1969: Lassie And The Flying Squirrels
Season 15, episode 27

Lassie faces a difficult challenge in her attempts to rescue a flying squirrel that is trapped by a vicious coyote.





September 28, 1969: Last Chance
Season 16, episode 1
W: Bob Schaefer, Eric Freiwald   D: Jack B. Hively

With Ron Hayes (John McKay).
Lassie struggles to aid a devoted wolf family faced with extinction.

October 19, 1969: No Margin For Error
Season 16, episode 4
W: Frank L. Moss   D: Dick Moder

With Richard Evans (Jeff Treat), Ross Elliott (Chuck), Roy Engel (Sheriff).
Lassie must make her way around a "live" bomb to aid young Jeff Treat, trapped in an abandoned Air Force practice range.

October 26, 1969: Lassie And The Water Bottles
Season 16, episode 5
W: Vernon Clark   D: Sigmund Neufeld Jr.

With Barbara Hale (Sarah Caldwell).
Lassie comes to the rescue of a trapped fawn on a drought-ridden cattle range.

November 2, 1969: Survival
Season 16, episode 6

With Skip Homeier (Mark Weber), Mark Roberts (Burt Davis), David Westberg.
A helicopter crash in a remote, snow-covered valley plunges Lassie and Ranger Scott Turner into a desperate struggle for survival.

November 16, 1969: The Sky Is Falling
Season 16, episode 8
W: Bob Schaefer, Eric Freiwald   D: Sigmund Neufeld Jr.

With Mark Miranda (Neeka), James Westerfield (Dan Harlan).
Lassie and Neeka search for a newly-hatched chick lost in California's redwoods area.

November 23, 1969: No Greater Love
Season 16, episode 9
W: Bob Schaefer, Eric Freiwald   D: James B. Clark

With Mark Miranda (Neeka).
Forest Ranger Bob Ericson and young Neeka Chalmers fight to save Lassie's life after the canine plunged into an icy Colorado river to save a trapped crow.

November 30, 1969: More Than Meets The Eye
Season 16, episode 10
W: Bob Schaefer, Eric Freiwald

With Kathy Martinez (Kathy), Alex Valdez (Greg), Bert Borja (Steve), Debbie Parker (Nancy), Regina Brink (Sandra), Sheila Killian (Sherry).
Filmed along the U.S. Forest Service's new Braille Nature Trail in California's San Bernardino National Forest, the story tells of Lassie and Ranger Scott Turner's efforts to teach a frightened blind girl to listen with her mind.

December 14, 1969: The Chase
Season 16, episode 11
W: Bob Schaefer, Eric Freiwald   D: Dick Moder

With Skip Homeier.
Forest Ranger Scott Turner pursues two thrill-seeing snowmobilers who have run a helpless deer to exhaustion.

December 21, 1969: The Blessing
Season 16, episode 12
W: Bob Schaefer, Eric Freiwald   D: Bonita Granville Wrather

With Med Flory (Father Matthew), Tony Davis (Manuel).
In a Christmas story, Lassie restores a young boy's faith when he, with his small deaf dog, seeks a miracle at Mission San Luis Rey.

December 28, 1969: Superstition Canyon
Season 16, episode 13

Lassie and a lonely little burro face unknown perils in Arizona's fabled Superstition Mountains.

January 4, 1970: The Road Back (1)
Season 16, episode 14

With Lisa Lu, John Zaremba, Russell Thorson.
A tragic accident in San Francisco's Chinatown plunges Lassie into the lost world of amnesia. First of four parts.

January 11, 1970: The Road Back (2)
Season 16, episode 15

Without memory of her past, Lassie wanders through San Francisco where she's befriended by a troubled young father.

January 18, 1970: The Road Back (3)
Season 16, episode 16

With Lisa Lu, Davana Brown, Rob Hughes.
Lassie's efforts to discover her own identity bring renewed hope to a lonely young girl and lead the valiant canine into a harrowing race for survival. Filmed on location in San Francisco.

January 25, 1970: The Road Back (4)
Season 16, episode 17

With Lisa Lu.
With her memory returning, Lassie flees pursuit through the streets of San Francisco.

February 1, 1970: Winged Rescue
Season 16, episode 18

With Michael Forest.
Lassie and a young Navajo are plunged into a desperate struggle for survival. Filmed on location at Lake Powell, Ariz.

February 8, 1970: The Cliff
Season 16, episode 19

With Mark Miranda (Neeka), Richard Webb (Ranger McClintock).
Neeka and Lassie find themselves trapped in the ancient ruins of the Mesa Verde cliff dwellers. Filmed on location in Colorado's Mesa Verde National Park.

March 1, 1970: Whitewater Fury
Season 16, episode 20
D: Tom Beemer

With Buck Young (Dan).
Ranger Bob Ericson is forced to "shoot" swift and turbulent rapids in the Colorado River to save Lassie's life.

March 8, 1970: Warm Heart -- Cold Nose
Season 16, episode 21

With Ford Rainey (Clint Fraser), Ann Doran (Edie), Bing Russell (Ed).
Lassie and Ginger, a seeing eye dog, protect and guide blind Clint Fraser through the forest in search of help for his injured wife, left alone at the Fraser cabin.

March 15, 1970: Chucka
Season 16, episode 22

With Med Flory (Sam).
In Navajo country, Lassie finds danger as she helps a playful sheepdog face his "moment of truth". Filmed in Monument Valley, Ariz.





September 20, 1970: Lassie's Interlude
Season 17, episode 1

With Skip Homeier (Jim Pearson), Rob Hughes (Marc Saunders), Sally Fraser, Robert Rockwell (Will Thorne).
Series returns for its 17th year with a new format: Lassie is entirely on her own with no regular supporting cast. Premiering a seven-part story, Lassie meets a mate only to be separated by a battle with a killer dog. Badly injured and unconscious at the side of the road, Lassie, who is carrying a litter, is found by a stranger who takes her with him.

September 27, 1970: The Birth
Season 17, episode 2

With Michael-James Wixted (Kerry).
Lassie encounters a 5-year-old mute boy, gives birth to three pups and is faced with a killer dog in the second of a seven-part story.

October 4, 1970: The Survival
Season 17, episode 3

With Michael-James Wixted (Kerry), Robert Rockwell (Wil Thorne).
Lassie and her three puppies struggle for survival in the desert in the third of a seven-part story.

October 11, 1970: The Miracle
Season 17, episode 4

With Michael-James Wixted (Kerry).
A search for Lassie and her three puppies almost leads to tragedy. Fourth of a seven-part story.

October 18, 1970: The Innocents
Season 17, episode 5

Lassie and her two little pups fight for survival in an all-animal episode. Fifth of a seven-part story.

October 25, 1970: The Offering
Season 17, episode 6

With Sean Kelly.
Lassie offers one of her pups to a young boy, stricken by the death of his old dog. Sixth of a seven-part story.

November 1, 1970: Nature's Child
Season 17, episode 7

With Med Flory (Father), Jewel Blanch (Jodie Tyler).
Lassie finds a perfect home for her one remaining pup when they meet Jodie Tyler, a fragile and unique young girl who "talks" to animals. Conclusion of a seven-part story.

November 8, 1970: Flock Of Love
Season 17, episode 8

With Douglas V. Fowley (George), Don Beddoe (Tom Murphy).
Lassie brings compassion and understanding to a city park and helps restore a lonely man's faith.

November 15, 1970: Aftermath
Season 17, episode 9
W: James Douglass West   D: William Beaudine Jr.

When a careless smoker starts a forest fire, Lassie's love for her fellow creatures prompts her into action.

November 22, 1970: Here Comes Glory! (1)
Season 17, episode 10

With Ron Howard (Gary Garrett), Conlan Carter (Hank Christian), Ron Hayes (Monty Garrett), Bruce Bennett (Bert Daniels).
Lassie is stricken with toxic poisoning and befriended by a race horse. Filmed at the Flag Is Up Farm in Solvang, Calif.

November 29, 1970: Here Comes Glory! (2)
Season 17, episode 11

With Ron Howard (Gary), Conlan Carter (Hank Christian), Ron Hayes (Monty), Bruce Bennett (Bert).
Lassie tries to save the life of a thoroughbred race horse. Filmed at the Flag Is Up Farm in Solvang, Calif.

December 6, 1970: A Year Of Sundays
Season 17, episode 12

With Rob Hughes (Mark Saunders), Noah Beery Jr. (Ramsey Harris), Angela Green (Bonnie Crowley).
A man with a lost dream learns a valuable lesson from Lassie and a young man.

December 13, 1970: Any Heart In A Storm
Season 17, episode 13

With Kate Reid (Woman).
Lassie repays a kindness by saving a lonely woman from a devastating storm.

January 10, 1971: Gentle Dawn
Season 17, episode 14

With Linda Meiklejohn (Sandy Warner), Robert Sampson (Tom Wade).
Lassie's efforts to help an injured bird lead to a meeting between two lonely people.

January 17, 1971: Lassie's Busy Day
Season 17, episode 15

An all-animal episode finds Lassie enlisting the aid of a fox to save a burrowing owl from a predatory weasel.

January 24, 1971: The River
Season 17, episode 16

With Robert Patten, Don Eitner, Scott Perry, Robert Ferrel, Danny Madrid.
Lassie endangers her own life to save two adventurous boys from raging rapids.

January 31, 1971: Other Pastures, Other Fences
Season 17, episode 17

With Karl Swenson (Baird), Kevin Brodie (Cullen), Russell Thorson (Father).
Lassie tags along with a runaway boy and a runaway horse.

February 7, 1971: The Awakening
Season 17, episode 18
W: Frank L. Moss   D: Jack B. Hively

With Joan Tompkins (Katherine), Brooke Bundy (Patty).
Lassie saves a rebellious young girl from arsenic poisoning, then tries to reunite her with her outspoken aunt.

February 21, 1971: Troubled Waters
Season 17, episode 19
W: Bob Schaefer, Eric Freiwald   D: Jack B. Hively

With Aron Kincaid (Reed Adams), Frank Webb (John Tanner).
Lassie enters a feud between an irresponsible youth and a young harbor patrol officer.

February 28, 1971: For The Love Of Lassie (1)
Season 17, episode 20
W: Bob Schaefer, Eric Freiwald   D: James B. Clark, Jack B. Hively, Sigmund Neufeld Jr

With Sean Kelly.
The first of a two-part episode finds Lassie plunged into danger when she returns to visit one of her puppies.

March 7, 1971: For The Love Of Lassie (2)
Season 17, episode 21
W: Bob Schaefer, Eric Freiwald   D: James B. Clark, Jack B. Hively, Sigmund Neufeld Jr

With Sean Kelly, Robert Sampson (Tom Wade), Linda Meiklejohn (Sandy Wade), Robert Donner, Mary Gregory, Bruce Bennett.
Lassie's friends from the past join in a struggle to rescue her from an abandoned well.

March 21, 1971: Sneakers
Season 17, episode 22

Lassie becomes the protector of an abandoned kitten and sets out to find a home for the little one in an all-animal episode.


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