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  1. Summer of My German Soldier: Directed by Michael Tuchner. With Kristy McNichol, Bruce Davison, Esther Rolle, Michael Constantine. A young American girl meets a German prisoner of war.

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    • Kristy Mcnichol, Bruce Davison, Esther Rolle
    • Michael Tuchner
  2. Original release. Network. NBC. Release. October 30, 1978. ( 1978-10-30) Summer of My German Soldier is a 1978 American television film based on the 1973 novel of the same name written by Bette Greene. Set during World War II, it stars Kristy McNichol as a Jewish -American girl and Bruce Davison as the German prisoner of war whom she befriends.

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  3. At first terrified by her "guest," teen-aged Patty Bergen (Kristy McNichol) falls in love with Anton, zealously hiding him from the rest of her family and the authorities. First telecast October 30, 1978 The Summer of My German Soldier was based on a novel by Bette Grene. Esther Rolle, playing the Bergen's maid, won an Emmy for her performance ...

    • 98 min
    • 810
    • 1970s channel
  4. Patty Bergen is a teenager in a Jewish family living in the American South during World War II. Patty feels like an outcast even in her own family and is unable to understand why her father can't seem to love her. Her town eventually becomes host to a prisoner of war camp. A young German soldier escapes from this camp, and Patty finds him hiding in her secret place in the woods outside of town ...

    • Michael Tuchner
    • Highgate Pictures, NBC Productions
  5. Synopsis. A bittersweet story of a teenage Jewish girl who falls in love with an escaped Nazi prisoner of war in a small Georgia town during World War II. Esther Rolle won the Emmy as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Special for her performance in this film which also was nominated as the Outstanding Drama of the 1978-79 ...

    • Michael Tuchner
    • Jane Hickey
  6. Oct 29, 1978 · Despite its far-fetched plotline, the made-for-TV Summer of My German Soldier was popular with audiences and critics alike. The film is set in Georgia during World War II. Bruce Davison plays Anton Reiker, a German POW assigned to work at a local farm. Reiker escapes, taking refuge in a barn owned by the Bergens, a Jewish family.

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  8. Overview. Patty Bergen is a teenager in a Jewish family living in the American South during World War II. Patty feels like an outcast even in her own family and is unable to understand why her father can't seem to love her. Her town eventually becomes host to a prisoner of war camp. A young German soldier escapes from this camp, and Patty finds ...

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