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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Did You Know?
Both director Joseph Losey
and screenwriter Ben Barzman
were soon blacklisted. Both moved to the United Kingdom to escape McCarthyism and to be able to work in films again. See more
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
I want my hair back the way it was!
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
Tread on the Tail of Me Coat
Sung by Pat O'Brien
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