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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?

Director:

Patrick Garland

Writers:

Theodore Taylor (novel), Russell Thacher (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
James Earl Jones ... Timothy
Alfred Lutter III ... Phillip (as Alfred Lutter)
Gretchen Corbett ... The Mother
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 1974 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Belize

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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[after the shipwreck, Phillip sees Timothy next to him on the raft]
Timothy: Young bahss, you with me now. It has been lonesome these very hours.
Phillip: My head!
Timothy: You had a most outrageous crack on the head, young bahss, before I hurled you board this raft.
Phillip: What happened?
Timothy: That most treacherous torpedo split the very hull. Two minute at the most, the ship gone.
Phillip: My mother!
Timothy: That lady, ah, they put her in the lifeboat. And that be true, young bahss.
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Shown in Elementary Schools!
17 April 2003 | by GorgonHeepSee all my reviews

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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