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I Accuse My Parents (1944)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 4 November 1944 (USA)
Young man goes to work for gangsters to impress his nightclub-singer girlfriend.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Lowell ...
James Wilson
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Dan Wilson
Vivienne Osborne ...
Mrs. Wilson
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Judge
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Al Frazier
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Vera Moore
Florence Johnson ...
Shirley Clark
Richard Bartell ...
Joe Holden
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Storyline

Ignored by his alcoholic parents, Jimmy Wilson starts hanging around with some shady characters. After falling in love with a lounge singer, Jimmy tries to impress her by doing jobs for her shady boss. After one of these jobs goes bad, Jimmy ends up on the run. Eventually, he must confront the truth, his past, and his parents. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Crime | Drama

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4 November 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Accuse My Past  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecasts took place in New York City Friday 28 January 1949 on Film Theater of the Air on WCBS (Channel 2) (erroneously listed in some television schedules as 'I Accuse My Past'), and in Los Angeles Saturday 7 May 1949 on KTTV (Channel 11). See more »

Goofs

At the shoe store, Jimmy's boss tells the police Jimmy's address is 465 Lindhurst Drive. Exterior shots of Jimmy's house clearly show the house number 219. See more »

Quotes

Judge: Before we go any farther, I urge you once again to speak... if there is anything you could say in your own defense.
James Wilson: Maybe I shouldn't say this your honor but I accuse my parents.
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Connections

Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: I Accuse My Parents (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Came Between Us
Music and Lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Performed by Mary Beth Hughes
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Poorly done message film.
3 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

This film tries to show you the importance of parents to a child and how if they are not around bad things can happen, but it fails in so many ways. The main reason it fails is that I could find very little to actually blame the parents on. The movie starts of with this guy accusing his parents and blaming them for the fact he had committed manslaughter then the movie flashes back and shows what led up to that point. Unfortunately, other than a couple of instances right at the beginning of the story for the most parts the parents aren't really responsible. The thing that gets this kid in trouble are the constant lies and the fact he is a bit stupid. I mean a lot of people have neglectful parents, but they don't somehow get involved with organized crime and not even realize it.


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