The Boy With Green Hair
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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 the posters, whose images haunt him -- he, too, is a war orphan. The realization about his parents… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Kam Williams, NewsBlaze
"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"
‑ Michael H. Price, Fort Worth Business Press
"...a rather simplistic antiwar fantasy that pounds its message into the ground for the last twenty minutes or more."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"It's certainly the most bizarre anti-war film ever made."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Strikes a false note."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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