Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The Miracle is a 90-minute TV movie comprised of several episodes of the old Lassie series, originally telecast between 1969 and 1970. The noble female collie befriends a young mute boy (Michael-James Wixted), who runs away with Lassie. As a result of the warm boy-and-dog relationship, the lad breaks his silence (Dr. Lassie, speech therapist: The mind boggles...) In the course of the story, Lassie also has a litter of pups--a neat trick, considering that "she" was portrayed by a male dog. Prepared for local-market syndication The Miracle was presumably also available for bookings at birthday parties and church-basement fund raisers.
animal, friendship, animal-rescue, boy, danger, mute, rescue