An All American Boy
A screenplay documenting Sam Edwards' Army life in the 1950s, where he falls in love, parachutes for the Army and almost faces federal criminal charges for deeds conducted while serving his country. More
Time: Late 50s. Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Korea is still in the air. Vietnam is not even considered. Middle East oil is where likely choice of trouble is. Young Sgt. Airborne from a military family. It’s Pat. The army is just beginning to be really integrated. Lots of prejudice.
This is a coming-of-age ‘docu-drama,’ with some intimation of things to come and an action drama full tempo but the same much ado about small things with no on-screen deaths and a previous era’s excitement about the sexual (after all that repression).