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Theodore Taylor (novel)
Russell Thacher (teleplay)
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Release Date:
21 October 1974 (USA) See more »
When Young Phillip is separated form 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? | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Directed by
Patrick Garland 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Theodore Taylor  novel
Russell Thacher  teleplay

Produced by
Frank O'Connor .... executive producer
Walter Seltzer .... producer
Russell Thacher .... producer
Original Music by
Carl Davis 
Cinematography by
Alric Edens 
Rosalío Solano 
Film Editing by
Douglas Stewart 
Art Direction by
Ira Diamond 
Set Decoration by
Robert George Freer  (as Robert Freer)
Production Management
Frank Arrigo .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fred R. Simpson .... assistant director
Sound Department
Jesús González Gancy .... sound (as Jesús González)
John K. Kean .... sound (as John Kean)
Editorial Department
Richard Belding .... editorial supervisor
Music Department
Hal Mooney .... music supervisor

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Additional Details

60 min (including commercials)
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Phillip:Timothy? I want to be your friend.
Timothy:Oh, young bahss, you have always been my friend.
Phillip:Then can you call me Phillip instead of young boss?
Timothy:[pauses then smiles humbly] Phi-leep.
[Phillip and Timothy laugh]
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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Shown in Elementary Schools!, 17 April 2003
Author: GorgonHeep from Buffalo, New York

Back when I was in elementary school, my teachers would sometimes show the film strip of "The Cay" on days when there was little to do or they just wanted the students to unwind, like before holiday vacations or on rainy days after lunch. I used to love watching it, but unfortunately, I haven't seen it since probably second or third grade (which would be about 1987!). I agree with another commenter, that it is ashame that this film hasn't been made available on video or DVD. It is a very worthwhile film, especially for children.

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