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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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John Miljan ...
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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Soundtracks

Where Can You Be?
Music and Lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Performed by Mary Beth Hughes
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Only worth watching with Joel and the bots
13 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Come on. Seriously. Who actually said that this movie would be a good idea? What idiot sat in a writing room and said "Hey! I know! A kid accuses his parents! For his lame crimes that he committed after gaining really weak mob ties!" And who said "Hey! I like it!" Yes, Jimmy is pitiful. And yes, he writes a dang fine essay (full of lies). But a angst-ridden teenager and a deceitful essay do not a good movie make. I cannot possibly imagine watching this movie without MST3K. It would be unbearable, especially the awkward singing numbers. I really enjoy the scene where Kitty and Jimmy meet for the first time when he is cleaning the window of the shoe store. That wonderful bit of classic cinematic romance goes on for about...10 minutes. What is going on there?? Why doesn't she just GO IN?? Come on, Kitty. Although she is not a bad actress (can't say as much for Jimmy), there is no chemistry at all between those two. It's like negative chemistry. My advice: stay far away from this movie if you don't see Joel and the bots in the corner. They make it a thousand times more enjoyable.


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