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My Bill (1938)

Approved  |   |  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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IT'S GREAT because it's Human!

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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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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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