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My Bill (1938)

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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... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
John Rudlin
Bobby Jordan ...
Reginald Colbrook
Bill Colbrook
Maurice Murphy ...
Lynn Willard
Elisabeth Risdon ...
Aunt Caroline
Helena Phillips Evans ...
Adelaide Crosby
John Ridgely ...
Sidney Bracey ...
Jenner (as Sidney Bracy)
Bernice Pilot ...
Jan Holm ...


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


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Waltz, Op. 39, No. 15
(1865) (uncredited)
Music by Johannes Brahms
Played on piano by Bonita Granville
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11 January 2003 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

A surprisingly effective programmer (however, Hattie McDaniel is >not< in the movie! It's Bernice Pilot). Performances all around are excellent, and the drama that plays out is still something that can move modern audiences if they give it a chance.

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