TV Movie | | Family, Drama
J. T. Gamble, a shy, withdrawn Harlem youngster, shows compassion and responsibility when he takes on the care of an old, one-eyed, badly injured alley cat days before Christmas and secretly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.
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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.
What you want for Christmas, child?
J.T. Gamble: A cat. I want me this cat I found.
At the start of the film, the camera is in a car driving through the ghetto. In one version, the radio in the car is playing very funky music (the kind that J.T. listens to throughout the film), and in another version, The Byrds' 1965 hit song "Turn Turn Turn" is playing instead. Both versions can be found on YouTube.
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