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Season 1 Episode 22

The American Boy

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Mar 09, 1967 on ABC
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The American Boy

Three short films which tell stories about three completely different adolescent boys: one living in the city; one in the country; and one in the suburbs. 1-Skaterdater (with Michael Mell, Melissa Mallory) Some photography by Carroll Ballard. Music by Mike Curb & Nick Venet. A boy's emergence into adolescence is given a gentle treatment in this multiple award winning film. To joyous music the camera follows a young boy's adventures on his skateboard as he and the other members of his gang expertly maneuver along tree-shaded sidewalks and steep suburban streets. When he becomes interested in a girl, and loses leadership of the group in a test of skateboarding skills, he realizes that he is leaving his childhood for a new phase in his life. 2-The River Boy - The Boy, Philip Lombas, in Bayou Barataria (near New Orleans) who finds someone more important than his dog when he meets Chrissy Lapeyre. 3-Reflections - The Boy, Carl Chu, living in New York's Chinatown, who first discovers that girls are not necessarily the enemy when he meets The Girl, played by Diane Cecilio.


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