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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J. T. Gamble, a shy, withdrawn Harlem youngster, shows compassion and responsibility when he takes on the care of an old, one-eyed, badly injured alley cat days before Christmas and secretly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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A great little movie; where can we find it??? See more (42 total) »


  (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

USA: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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21 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
A great little movie; where can we find it???, 23 November 2001
Author: tampakirby from Tampa FL

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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