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Release Date:
13 December 1969 (USA) See more »
J. T. Gamble, a shy, withdrawn Harlem youngster, shows compassion and responsibility when he takes on the care of an old, one-eyed, badly injured alley cat days before Christmas and secretly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. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Ja'net DuBois ... Rodeen Gamble (as Jeannette Du Bois)

Theresa Merritt ... Mama Meley

Kevin Hooks ... J.T. Gamble

Michael Gorrin ... Mr. Rosen
Olga Fabian ... Mrs. Rosen

Holland Taylor ... Mrs. Arnold

Robert Brown ... Boomer
David Ayala ... Claymore

Helen Martin ... Mrs. Hill
Andrew Monzon ... Boy with Glasses
Alma Hubbard ... Lady in Grocery Store

Directed by
Robert M. Young 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jane Wagner 

Produced by
Jacqueline Babbin .... producer (as Jaqueline Babbin)
Robert E. Leamy .... associate producer
Barbara Schultz .... executive producer
Original Music by
Frank Lewin 
Cinematography by
Allan Green 
Film Editing by
Saul Landa 
Art Direction by
Ben Kasazkow 
Makeup Department
John Alese .... makeup artist
Production Management
Ronald N. Walsh .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Allan Wertheim .... second assistant director
Ted Zachary .... assistant director
Art Department
Danny von Blumberg .... property man (as Daniel von Blumberg)
Sound Department
Charles Federmack .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Jack Brown .... assistant camera
Louis Gerolomi .... electrician
Frank Shimko .... key grip
Casting Department
Marion Dougherty .... casting supervisor
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joseph G. Aulisi .... wardrobe supervisor (as Joseph Aulisi)
Other crew
Kay Chapin .... script supervisor
Lou Dorfsman .... title designer
Carolyn Schoenberg .... production secretary

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Additional Details

60 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

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 »
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 tear jerker, 10 August 2007
Author: Phil Honaker from United States

They showed this movie to us in school when I was 7 or 8 years old and it was just so sad. Having grown up in a rough part of Chicago I connected with the settings and characters in the film right away and this film has stayed with me for the last 38 years. The film pulls you back and forth between joy and sorrow. between anger and sympathy. It will pull at you heart only to be devastated at the climax of the story. Even the villains in the film seem to realize what they have done and they suddenly go from being characters to hate to just people playing their role in the urban jungle. There are some very valuable lessons to be learned from this film for people of all ages and I would recommend it to anyone.

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