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.
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Please don't tell why his hair turned green!
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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
[reading the letter from Peter's father
My Dear Peter, your mother isn't here and I won't be for long, and she had many things to say to you. I will try to say them for both of us. We left you, Peter, because we had to. We had a job to do. Try to understand that it was because of our great love for you and all the world's children. You are old enough now to know that death is a sad thing, because it takes the great gift of life. But it need not be sad if the gift has been well-used. Don't be ...
Dean Stockwell is credited simply as "The Boy" in the opening credits and as "Peter" in the end credits complete cast of characters. See more
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