When Young Phillip is separated from his mother and found by a black man named Timothy and his cat Stewcat, Phillip becomes blind and they all end up on an island. Will they survive or will they die?

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Phillip (as Alfred Lutter)
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When Young Phillip is separated from his mother and found by a black man named Timothy and his cat Stewcat, Phillip becomes blind and they all end up on an island. Will they survive or will they die?

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21 October 1974 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Timothy: [while teaching Phillip to make sleeping mats while he's blind] Over and under. Over and under.
Phillip: [pushes the mat away] I won't do it!
Timothy: We must all work, young bahss.
Phillip: That's your kind of work, you stupid black trash! You can't even spe...
[Timothy slaps Phillip across the face]
Timothy: I'll get back to work my own self.
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This film should be issued as a video

"The Cay" is one of the best books to have been written for children in recent years,and it is now used as a school text in Britain and America.The 1974 T.V.production,starring James Earl Jones as Timothy and Alfred Lutter as Philip,was an excellent film version of this story,and it is a pity that it has not yet appeared as a video.Schools,I know,would make use of it,and its many fans would buy it.It is still going the rounds of European T.V.networks,and I last saw it on Polish T.V.in 2000.


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