American Playhouse : Displaced Person (1985)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Childhood Drama  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

D.P. is also known as Displaced Person, the original title of the Kurt Vonnegut short story from which this TV drama is adapted. As World War II winds down, a young black boy is raised by an order of nuns in a small German town. The locals tease the boy, claiming that his long-lost father is an African-American GI from the occupation troops. The eager youth heads off to be reunited with the man (Stan Shaw) alleged to be his father. D.P. originally aired May 6, 1985, on PBS' American Playhouse.



Black [race], boy, child, cross-cultural-relations, displaced-persons, father, friendship, generation-gap, hardships, innocence, nun, occupation [military], orphan, reunion, victim