Boy Who Stole the Elephant, The (television) Two-part television show; aired on September 20 and 27, 1970. A boy working in a small traveling circus steals an elephant, Queenie, on loan from another circus to save her from being sold and return her to her rightful owner. Along the way, the elephant gets loose and causes havoc in a local town. Directed by Michael Caffey. Stars Mark Lester, David Wayne, June Havoc, Dabbs Greer, Parley Baer, Whitney Blake, Richard Kiel. Lester had recently received acclaim for starring in the title role in the Academy Award-winning motion picture, Oliver!