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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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Complete credited cast:
John Rudlin
Reginald Colbrook
Bill Colbrook
Maurice Murphy ...
Lynn Willard
Elisabeth Risdon ...
Aunt Caroline
Helena Phillips Evans ...
Adelaide Crosby
John Ridgely ...
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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9 July 1938 (USA)  »

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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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Waltz, Op. 39, No. 15
(1865) (uncredited)
Music by Johannes Brahms
Played on piano by Bonita Granville
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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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