J. T. Gamble, a shy, withdrawn Harlem youngster, shows compassion and responsibility when he takes on the care of an old, one-eyed, badly injured alley cat days before Christmas and secretly nurses it back to health.

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Rodeen Gamble (as Jeannette Du Bois)
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Mama Meley
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J.T. Gamble
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Mr. Rosen
Olga Fabian ...
Mrs. Rosen
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Mrs. Arnold
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Boomer
David Ayala ...
Claymore
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Mrs. Hill
Andrew Monzon ...
Boy with Glasses
Alma Hubbard ...
Lady in Grocery Store
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J. T. Gamble, a shy, withdrawn Harlem youngster, shows compassion and responsibility when he takes on the care of an old, one-eyed, badly injured alley cat days before Christmas and secretly nurses it back to health.

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13 December 1969 (USA)  »

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Produced for a Saturday morning children's anthology on CBS, the film garnered such rave reviews that CBS decided to give it a prime time airing the following week. See more »

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Mama Meley: What you want for Christmas, child?
J.T. Gamble: A cat. I want me this cat I found.
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A great little movie; where can we find it???
23 November 2001 | by (Tampa FL) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when I was about 10 and it had a profound effect on me. Growing up in a white, middle class neighborhood, I had very little exposure to people of different races and cultures. Seeing how a boy about the same age as I lived so differently prepared me in a small way in dealing with people from different backgrounds later in life. When I saw how JT got so much happiness from a simple thing like adopting a kitten and caring for it really made me appreciate what I had and put things into perspective for me. I think this movie made in 1969 would still hold its own today. If anyone from PBS or Nickelodeon reads this, there are a lot of 30- and 40-somethings out there who would love to see this re-released and watch it with their children. If this ever happens to come on in your area, DON'T MISS IT and make copies of it.


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