The Phony American

  • 1962
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy, Drama

German comedy-melodrama detailing the activities of WW II- orphan Hinz as he bounces around from one surrogate family to another. He is first adopted by an American pilot who is later killed during the Korean War. As a teenager, Hinz is adopted by a German family and falls in love with his stepsister Kaufmann. Wanting desperately to join the US Air Force,...read more

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German comedy-melodrama detailing the activities of WW II- orphan Hinz as he bounces around from one surrogate family to another. He is first adopted by an American pilot who is later killed during the Korean War. As a teenager, Hinz is adopted by a German family and falls in love with his

stepsister Kaufmann. Wanting desperately to join the US Air Force, Hinz steals a uniform and gets hold of phony documentation so that he can join up. The trick works and he's on his way, with the help of Bendix, a friendly sergeant. But just as he's about to be transported to the states, Hinz's

real indentity is discovered, and he's booted out of the service. Though Bendix offers to adopt him, Hinz decides to remain in Germany with Kaufmann.

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