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

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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!


[Dondi is praying]
Dondi: I wish you make them let me stay in America, Mr. Big-Buddy, please.
Liz: Dondi's talking to the most influential friend of all!


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


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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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