Picks and Pans Review: American Playhouse: Displaced Person

updated 05/06/1985 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 05/06/1985 AT 01:00 AM EDT

PBS (Monday, May 6, 9 p.m. ET)

Here is a wonderfully warm adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s short story D.P. about a black war orphan, stranded in Germany after World War II, who sees a black Gl and thinks he's found his father. So on the same night but different networks, this poor kid and Phoebe Cates are asking the same question, but the kid does it with more class. Displaced Person is American Playhouse at its best—and that's high praise.

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