Dusty's Trail: Season 1, Episode 14

Androcles and the Bear (11 Dec. 1973)

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Dusty removes a thorn from a bear's paw and the bear follows him back to camp to everyone's consternation. Complicating things is a similar bear who attacks anyone in its way and hunters who want the bears eliminated, whether good or bad.

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Ivor Francis ...
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Lori Saunders ...
Betsy
Lynn Wood ...
William Cort ...
Andy (as Bill Cort)
William Bryant ...
Blake
William Stevens ...
Kemp
Robert Prohaska ...
Hostile Bear
Janos Prohaska ...
Hercules (The Bear)
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Dusty removes a thorn from a bear's paw and the bear follows him back to camp to everyone's consternation. Complicating things is a similar bear who attacks anyone in its way and hunters who want the bears eliminated, whether good or bad.

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The title is based on the Aesop Fable about Androcles and the Lion. George Bernard Shaw also wrote a play based on the same story of the man who helps a lion and whose kindness later saves him. See more »

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5 July 2015 | by (CGSM,Soseaua Nationala 49) – See all my reviews

I felt like I was watching a slapstick classic, with the highlight being its good-natured fun, and one of the nicest casts to have ever graced a TV series. Which I was, indeed. Here there was the slapstick and most of the sense of fun of the early physical comedies, revived after 60 yrs, and none seemed to have recognized them, because they haven't been told to like things that get cheered only when in the disguise of the self-important spoof, and not in their genuine form; this is the episode where the travelers befriend a bear, and have a party, while the wagon-master Callahan is away. One enjoys the gags, but feels more inclined to mention the audiences' shameful apathy, and quite crass obtuseness. But the cast enjoyed themselves. Charming and good-natured comedy, regardless of the complainers.


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