Wednesday, January 14, 2009

and another familiar face is gone

Actor Patrick McGoohan died! He was the father in one of my all time favorite childhood Disney movies, The Three Lives of Thomasina. I can still hear his daughter Mary yelling, "Thomasina! Thomasina!" as the cat jumped out of Mary's bedroom window and ran down a nearby tree trunk into a violent rain storm.

In the beginning of the movie, Thomasina is injured and Mary takes her to her father, the vet. She loves the animal and thinks her father can do no wrong. He tries to save the animal but thinks it has tetanus and orders the cat put to sleep. Mary is devastated that her father allowed her pet to die. Mary and her friends try to bury the animal in the woods but a "witch", Mad Lori MacGregor interrupts them and they run in fear. Lori realizes the cat is not dead, and she nurses it back to health.

Long story short, Patrick McGoohan's character falls in love with Lori and they all live happily ever after. Yes, I was a sucker for romances even as a child.

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