The Phony American (1964)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Run Time - 72 min.  |   Countries - West Germany  |  
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In this German comedy-melodrama, the exploits of a plucky WW II orphan as he moves from foster family to foster family are chronicled. He is first taken in by a Yankee pilot who subsequently dies during the Korean War. As a teen, he is then adopted by a German family and soon falls for his step-sister. He really wants to join the US Air Force, so he steals a uniform and fakes the appropriate documentation to get in. With the help of an understanding sergeant, the ploy works, but just as he is about to be sent Stateside, the truth is exposed and he is booted out. Later the sergeant offers to adopt him, but the youth decides to stay in Germany with his love.



home, ambition, barnstorming, career, killing, orphan, stepsister, teenagers, USAF (United States Air Force), Air-Force, America, forces [military], Germany, war