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My Bill (1938)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  9 July 1938 (USA)
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Francis is the mother of four kids, three of whom are ungrateful to their widowed mom and move in with their wealthy aunt. Only Moore remains faithful to his mother. He befriends a wealthy ... See full summary »

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Francis is the mother of four kids, three of whom are ungrateful to their widowed mom and move in with their wealthy aunt. Only Moore remains faithful to his mother. He befriends a wealthy neighbor, and when she passes away, they discover she has left her entire fortune to Moore. Written by Anonymous

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9 July 1938 (USA)  »

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Billy kunnostautuu  »

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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 3, 1941 with Kay Francis (reprising her film role),Warren William and Dix Davis. 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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A Magnificent FILM
13 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved the film "My Bill". It was suspenseful, crisp, well set, and the actors and actresses did a magnificent job. Dickie Moore was great beyond imagination in this movie. His expression and voice inflections were so natural. The settings were well thought out. The sequence of events seemed to flow in perfect succession; that is something that allows the viewing audience to appreciate the simplicity of the plot and have time to concentrate of the great talent being presented. Choices made for the various actors in this movie have been decided with real talent! This is a movie that remains ageless; one that will never go out of style. I guess I would sum it up by saying I believe it can be considered a true "classic". Although he was just a young boy, he displayed the qualities of a seasoned actor, which he remained for his entire career.

I highly recommend this film to everyone. I just wish I could personally tell him how great I think he is. His kind are rare and are so appreciated. They will remain forever in our hearts for their greatness!


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