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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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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Timothy: [after his malaria goes away, notices he's by the ocean shore] How did I get down here?
Phillip: [laughed] You jumped up and ran.
Timothy: That fever, some devil.
Phillip: Right into the water.
Timothy: That be true. My head burn like fire. I put it out.
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Awesome performance by Jones! Want to see the film again.
16 February 2002 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

The availability of this made-for-TV movie is obscure. I saw it on some Sunday night on TV in 1974, and have wanted to see it again ever since. The story is positively poignant and the acting is superb. The character of Timothy is a wonderfully unique portrayal by James Earl Jones. The adaptation from the book was done well. Want to see it again and own it in my home movie library. I know that the book is still used for literature/english classes at the junior high/middle school level and this film version would be a valuable asset as a "follow-up" for students after reading the book. So, whatever happened to the film? Why is it non-existent? Will somebody in the film industry work on making it available? Please. If anyone has a copy of it, and is willing to share it, connect with me by email.


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