The Boy With Green Hair (1948)
Average Rating: 7/10
Reviews Counted: 7
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 2
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Release Date: Jun 1, 1948 Wide
Average Rating: 3.3/5
User Ratings: 1,536
Finding a curiously silent young runaway boy (Dean Stockwell) whose head has been completely shaved, small town police call in a psychologist (Robert Ryan) and discover that he is a war orphan named Peter Frye. Moving in with an understanding retired actor named Gramps (Pat O'Brien), Peter starts going to school and generally begins living the life of a normal boy until his class gets involved with trying to help war orphans in Europe and Asia. Peter soon realizes that -- like the children on
Jun 1, 1948 Wide
Sep 6, 2005
Samuel S. Hinds
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A precursor to all those radiation fallout monster flicks of the Fifties. A telling cautionary tale worth a watch for far more than the nostalgic factor.
...a rather simplistic antiwar fantasy that pounds its message into the ground for the last twenty minutes or more.
A peculiar mixing of bigot-buster and pacifist sensibilities, rendered largely incoherent on account of Howard Hughes' attempts to transform the piece into a pro-war tract. Strange that such a safe-as-milk picture could have caused many of its talents to
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