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80 Steps to Jonah (1969)

G | | Drama | 1 December 1969 (USA)
A young man hiding from the law takes refuge in a summer camp for blind children.

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Cast

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Mark Jonah Winters
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Nonna
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Barney Glover
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Tracy Rutledge
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Wilfred Bashford
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Jerry Taggart
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Mackray
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Scott
Frank Schuller ...
Witney
Dennis Cross ...
Maxon
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Little Joe Wilson
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Kim
Teddy Quinn ...
Richard
Michele Tobin ...
Cathy
Susan Mathews ...
Velma
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Nevada police take into custody drifter Mark Jonah, although he claims he was an innocent hitchhiker, after the crash of a stolen car in which hoodlum Jerry Taggart is killed. Mark escapes and, while sleeping in a field two days later, is awakened when an eight-year-old blind girl, Nina, stumbles over him. Nina leads Mark to three other blind children---Kim, Little Joe and Cathy. The youngster's, sensing Mark's gentleness, take him to their summer camp for blind children. There, he meets Tracy, a girl his own age who is also blind. He is mistaken for the camp's new handyman by Tracy's housekeeper, Nonna, who views him with suspicion, and also meets the other children, Richard, Velma and Pepe. The children learn to love Mark, whom they follow everywhere, as their Pied Piper figure. Led by tough Barney Glover, the police finally catch up to Jonah. But a well-known local character, Wilfred Bashford, clears Mark, who returns to Tracy and his new "family." Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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80 Schritte bis zum Glück  »

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When Jonah arrives at the children's camp, everyone is preparing to eat breakfast even though near lack of shadows indicate that it's just before or just after noon. See more »

Soundtracks

Tender Loving Care
Music & lyrics by Wayne Newton & Don Vincent
Performed by Wayne Newton, Brandon Cruz, Erin Moran, Teddy Quinn, Michele Tobin, Susan Mathews & Lilly Martens
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12 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I uploaded my full recording of 80 Steps To Jonah at google video...

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3888172006497514701 Shows up in flash player at that link but if you click the download link you'll get a much clearer mp4 version (330MB)

I put it on my computer from an old VHS tape recording when I saw it years ago on TV. Then I converted it to wmv and mp4 formats for viewing.

Also have some musical scene clips from the movie up at you tube. Includes the scenes where Wayne Newton & kids sing With A Little Seed And Some Love. Also Wayne Newton playing guitar and singing If I Could Be To You What You Are To Me. And scene where Wayne's music is 'Night Rushes In'


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