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The Boy with Green Hair (1948)

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This parable looks at public reaction when the hair of an American war orphan mysteriously turns green.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dr. Evans
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Miss Brand
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Peter Fry
Richard Lyon ...
Michael
Walter Catlett ...
The King
Samuel S. Hinds ...
Dr. Knudson
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Mr. Davis
Charles Meredith ...
Mr. Piper
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Barber
Billy Sheffield ...
Red
Johnny Calkins ...
Danny (as John Calkins)
Teddy Infuhr ...
Timmy
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Joey
Eilene Janssen ...
Peggy
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Storyline

Peter Frye, typical American boy, is orphaned when his parents are caught in the London Blitz. He is not told of their fate, but shuttled from one selfish relative to the next, ending with "Gramp," a kindly ex-vaudevillean. Peter and Gramp, both fond of "Irish bulls," get along fine; but the morning after Peter finally learns he's an orphan, his hair spontaneously turns green! The absurd over-reactions of stupid people overturn his life as the story becomes a parable. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Please don't tell why his hair turned green!

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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16 November 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Junge mit den grünen Haaren  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Gary Gray was originally cast in the role of Peter Fry, but he contracted chicken pox and was replaced by Dean Stockwell. See more »

Goofs

When the barber is preparing to cut his hair, a close-up shot shows a chunk of cut hair on his right side. Then when the barber begins cutting, it's not there. But re-appears for the next close-up of him crying. See more »

Quotes

Peter Fry: I want my hair back the way it was!
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Featured in Precious Images (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

How Many Miles to Dublin Town?
(uncredited)
Folk song
Sung by Pat O'Brien and boys
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This movie stayed with me since childhood.
29 May 2000 | by (Maui, Hawaii) – See all my reviews

When I was little I saw this movie on tv. It made an impact that never left me. It is a "B" movie, but the message of cruelty to those that are different is an "A". I don't know if it would have had the same impact on me had I been an adult when I first saw it, but the message is still with me today. Sometimes I wish young kids today could see this movie, I wonder if it might make an impact on them also.


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