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The Phony American (1961)

Toller Hecht auf krummer Tour (original title)
Helmut, a war orphan, is charged with theft at the time of the Berlin Airlift and faces a jail sentence of up to six years behind bars. The unfairness raises the anger of numerous people who decide to fight it.

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Inge
Michael Hinz ...
Helmut Krauss
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Sergeant Harrigan, USAF
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Captain Smith, USAF
Walter Gross ...
Max
Alfred Pongratz ...
Young Helmut
Karl Lieffen ...
Moritz
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US Recruiting Officer
Oskar Paulig ...
Hermann
Wera Frydtberg ...
Mary
Götz Burger
Bob Cunningham
Charlie Hickman
Mal Sondock
Holger Hagen
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Helmut, a war orphan, is charged with theft at the time of the Berlin Airlift and faces a jail sentence of up to six years behind bars. The unfairness raises the anger of numerous people who decide to fight it.

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22 December 1961 (West Germany)  »

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