Snowy, an albino elephant, is stolen from Noah's Ark, a specialist zoo run by Noah Marshall, specializing in distributing rare animals. Mrs. Gale's experience of living in Africa enables ... See full summary »

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Snowy, an albino elephant, is stolen from Noah's Ark, a specialist zoo run by Noah Marshall, specializing in distributing rare animals. Mrs. Gale's experience of living in Africa enables her to investigate when she puts herself forward as an ex-big game hunter applying for a position at the zoo. She uncovers an illegal ivory trade but ends up in the big cat's cage. . . Written by don @ minifie-1

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22 March 1991 (USA)  »

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(at around 50 mins) A TV camera can be seen rolling into view, behind the bookcase to the right of Steed. See more »

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George: [staring sadly at an empty elephant cage] It's not the same place, without Snowy...
Catherine Gale: You were her keeper?
George: Her loser's more like it, Mrs. Gale.
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Snooze at the zoo
2 February 2011 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"The White Elephant" takes place at a private zoo where an albino elephant named 'Snowy' has been missing for a week before Cathy Gale uses her expertise on the African range to help Steed track her down. How anyone could misplace an elephant is a question that never comes up, and at least one murder takes place, but it never adds up to much. A cast of familiar faces is led by Edwin Richfield, here seen in his third of six episodes, as the ivory smuggler whose disappearance five years before makes it relatively easy for him to engage in his current activities behind the scenes. The unusual setting does make for an odd climax, with the actors shooting off their guns, clearly agitating the poor caged animals (not only are the birds squawking throughout the entire show, but an annoying fly crawls across the lens for about two excruciating minutes). Godfrey Quigley plays a nicer character than he did in the first two episodes, "Hot Snow" and "Brought to Book," but Judy Parfitt, previously seen in the excellent "Bullseye," just can't seem to avoid being one of the villains (she next turns up in "Escape in Time"). Bruno Barnabe later did "Honey for the Prince" and "You'll Catch Your Death," Rowena Gregory had a more substantial role in "Immortal Clay," Martin Friend had just done "The Gilded Cage," and Toke Townley's only previous entry was in the lost "One for the Mortuary."


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