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My Bill (1938)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 9 July 1938 (USA)
The town of Colbrook, Massachusetts was founded by the family of the same name, and as such they are its leading family. Widowed Mrs. Reginald Colbrook - Mary - has had to manage the family... See full summary »

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The town of Colbrook, Massachusetts was founded by the family of the same name, and as such they are its leading family. Widowed Mrs. Reginald Colbrook - Mary - has had to manage the family money following her husband's death, something she had never done and at which she knows she is not good. However, in doing what she felt best, she made some bad investments, leaving her and her children - young adult Muriel, teenagers Reginald Jr. ("Reggie") and Gwen, and adolescent Bill - penniless, which she tries to hide from them. When the children do find out, Muriel, Reggie and Gwen, absorbed in their own lives, decide to do what they believe is best for their own individual situation, which involves abandoning their mother and living with their judgmental and controlling but wealthy paternal Aunt Caroline. Bill, on the other hand, was not invited by Aunt Caroline, as she has always believed the rumors that he is not her biological nephew, he who would not have gone with her regardless in ... Written by Huggo

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Billy kunnostautuu  »

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The play opened in New York City, New York on 8 October 1928 and ran for 280 performances. See more »

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Version of Courage (1930) See more »

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Wiegenlied, Op. 49, No. 4
(1868) (uncredited)
aka "Brahms' Lullaby"
Music by Johannes Brahms
Played on piano by Dickie Moore
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Heartfelt Story-telling Holds Interest Throughout
19 February 2002 | by (Forestville, Ca) – See all my reviews

The direction of John Farrow (Mia's dad) and strong performances by Kay Francis and Dickie Moore (as a mother-son team) make this an above-average family picture. Kay Francis shines as an optimistic, if impractical, single mother whose step-children turn against her when they find the family "fortune" is spent. Kay's natural child, played with winning charm by Dickie Moore, is the only one who sticks by her with loving support and a winning smile as he refers to her as "Sweetheart". The rumors and supposed scandals are quenched by the films end, but it's the incidentals that make the picture -- it has many fine moments.


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