The true story of Calvin Graham who at the age of twelve, but looking quite a lot older, succeeded in joining the navy during World War II. In spite of his young age, he received a purple hart for his bravery in the battle of Guadalcanal. When he reported back to his unit after a leave, his world collapsed. Due to a misunderstanding he is reported as a deserter which is the start of a real nightmare.
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Did You Know?
While the movie depicted Calvin Graham as being second to the youngest in the family, he was in real life the youngest sibling. The idea that he had a younger baby sister being raised by his older sister Pearl was fictionalized for "dramatic" purposes. See more
At the beginning of the film, when Calvin goes into the office of the OD and is made to wait, the "cops" who turn up to arrest him are MPs (Military Police, U.S. Army). On a U.S. Naval Air Station, they should be SPs (Shore Patrol), not MPs. See more