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Dondi (1961) was a Drama - Family Film directed by Albert Zugsmith and produced by Albert Zugsmith.

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[about Dondi]
Liz: How many people do you know can cross the Atlantic with only a hunk of salami as baggage?

Perky: The kid needs a mother. Every kid needs a mother. Somebody to take his troubles to, or somebody to hear his prayers.
Peewee: Well, he could always bring his troubles to me. I'd be glad to hear his prayers. I like prayers.
Sammy Boy: You can't be no mother, Peewee. Mothers is female!

Dealey: What do you say we stop all this tree-trimming jazz and hit the road to town?
Peewee: Oh now, Dealey, you know how I promised Mama about Christmas. You see, while she's trimming her tree in Peoria, I'm trimming mine right here. It's almost as if we're together!

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There was talk of a sequel, to be titled 'Dondi Goes Native in Brooklyn,' and a television series, but neither materialized.
The entire background music score was composed for and played by a single, solo harmonica.
A census taker named Alan Cory spotted David Kory playing in the street, and brought him to the attention of producer-director-writer Albert Zugsmith, who cast the boy in the leading role. Cory was rewarded by being hired as dialogue director for the film.
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