The Adventures of Black Beauty – “The Fugitive”

The Adventures of Black Beauty DVD

Original Air Date: September 17, 1972
Starring: Judi Bowker, Roderick Shaw
Directed by: John Reardon

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains spoilers for this episode!

Synopsis: Based on the popular book by Anna Sewell. A beautiful but mistreated horse escapes from his owners and finds refuge in the barn of the Gordon family who have just moved to the area.

Kitty Cameo: The horse arrives lame and sick and so Dr. Gordon (William Lucas) instructs his children Vicky (Judi Bowker) and Kevin (Roderick Shaw) to fetch a veterinarian. They find a home with a placard out front that reads “Ebenezer Allingham – Veterinary Surgeon – Dogs Cats – Bought and Sold.” They knock on the door which is opened by an elderly woman (Hazel Coppen) who is holding a tabby cat.

The Adventures of Black Beauty - The Fugitive - Mrs. Allingham Hazel Coppen holding tabby cat in doorway

The woman turns out to be Mrs. Allingham and she informs the children that her husband has died two years ago.

The Adventures of Black Beauty - The Fugitive - Mrs. Allingham Hazel Coppen holding tabby cat in doorway

Final Mewsings: It’s remarkable how many women answer the door with their cats.

Many thanks to Ted Davis for letting us know about the cat in this episode!


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