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The Phony American (1961)

Toller Hecht auf krummer Tour (original title)
Helmut, a war orphan, is charged with theft at the time of the Berlin Airlift and faces a jail sentence of up to six years behind bars. The unfairness raises the anger of numerous people who decide to fight it.

Director:

Ákos Ráthonyi (as Akos von Ratony)

Writers:

Alexander Badal, Heinz Gross (story) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christine Kaufmann ... Inge
Michael Hinz ... Helmut Krauss
William Bendix ... Sergeant Harrigan, USAF
Ron Randell ... Captain Smith, USAF
Walter Gross Walter Gross ... Max
Alfred Pongratz Alfred Pongratz ... Young Helmut
Karl Lieffen Karl Lieffen ... Moritz
Garry Marshall ... US Recruiting Officer
Oskar Paulig Oskar Paulig ... Hermann
Wera Frydtberg ... Mary
Götz Burger
Bob Cunningham Bob Cunningham
Charlie Hickman Charlie Hickman ... US Soldier
Mal Sondock Mal Sondock
Holger Hagen Holger Hagen
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Storyline

Helmut, a war orphan, is charged with theft at the time of the Berlin Airlift and faces a jail sentence of up to six years behind bars. The unfairness raises the anger of numerous people who decide to fight it.

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SOUND OFF for a Fun Filled Military Masquerade.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Details

Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

22 December 1961 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Phony American See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Astra Filmkunst See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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