A young American girl meets a German prisoner of war.

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Patty Bergen
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Anton Reiker
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Ruth
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Harry Bergen
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Mrs. Bergen
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Pierce
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Sharon Bergen
Margaret Hall ...
Sister Parker
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Mrs. Benn
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McFee
Jane Hickey ...
Edna Louise
Mary Nell Santacroce ...
Gussie Mae
Roy Morris ...
Freddy
William Ovell ...
Mayor Holderness
J. Don Ferguson ...
Mr. Jackson
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Patty Bergen is a teenager in a Jewish family living in the American South during World War II. Patty feels like an outcast even in her own family and is unable to understand why her father can't seem to love her. Her town eventually becomes host to a prisoner of war camp. A young german soldier escapes from this camp, and Patty finds him hiding in her secret places in the woods outside of town. After getting to know him she ends up harboring him from his captors, and, in the way of many adolescents, falls in love with him. Patty knows what she is risking to help him, but in his company she feels important, special, and respected as she has never been. In the end, his regard lifts her self-esteem and helps her to face the heartbreaking events to come. Written by C.D.

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30 October 1978 (USA)  »

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El verano de mi soldado alemán  »

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Robyn Lively's TV debut. See more »

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Sharon Bergen: [Sharon's birthday poem for her father] There once was a wonderful daddy, a daddy for me and for Patty. He was married to mommy, who put food in his tummy, but it didn't make him very fatty.
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Written by Buddy Bernier and Nat Simon
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A story of a town full of prejudice.
17 November 2001 | by (Leicster, England) – See all my reviews

This film is a study piece for my english class, but it's depth and meaning has amazed me. Since we're looking closely into all the facts and characters in this film, its and interesting tale of love, hate, war, and prejudice. Well Recommended!

Story: A girl named well-off jewish Patty Bergen meets an escaped prisoner of war, she then hides him in her playhouse in her huge gardens, and as they get to know each other, they begin to see the others qualities, and they earn each others love. Patty's father despises her and treats her like dirt. Anton (the prisoner of war) almost blows his cover to protect her, but patty manages to stop him before he is seen by anyone.


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