Comedy. Adapted by Alan Broadhurst.
Cast: 12m., 5w., plus extras. Here is a lusty comedy, bright, brash and "tuppence-colored," about a young man who succeeded in business through the initiative of a most unusual cat. Arriving in London hungry and homeless, Dick Whittington acquires a cat named Samantha, which he cherishes as his sole possession. Hired as a kitchen boy by Alderman Fitzwarren, he stands in the way of Fitzwarren's dishonest apprentice, Hodge, who contrives to disgrace him and send him packing with his cat. On the way out of London, Samantha reveals a remarkable ability not only to understand the Bow bells but also to also express herself in lucid terms. Using persuasive measures, she leads Dick back to London, where she sails to the Orient in Dick's interest. Through a performance at the colorful court of the Emir of Ucasee, Samantha makes a fortune for her master. Six sets. 18th-century English costumes. Approximate running time: 95 minutes.