The Final War of Olly Winter

The Final War of Olly Winter was a television play featured on the CBS Playhouse series. Written by Ronald Ribman, it followed the tale of Olly Winter, an African-American Master Sergeant in the Vietnam War who is walking back to allied-controlled land following a battle with the Viet-Cong. Along the way, he meets up with a Vietnamese girl, an orphaned infant, and a dog. The program is basically a monologue as the character of Winter speaks to the girl about his experiences even though she cannot understand him.

Olly Winter was broadcast on CBS on January 29, 1967. Ivan Dixon, who played the character of Winter, was nominated for an Emmy award for his performance in the role.


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