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All My Sons tells the story of Joe Keller, a successful, middle-aged, self-made man who has done a terrible and tragic thing. He framed his business partner for a crime and engineered his own exoneration. Now, his son is about to marry the partner's daughter, the affair is revisited, and his lie of a life is unraveled. Written by
"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 2, 1949 with Edward G. Robinson reprising his film role. See more »
When Joe comes out of the house upon Annie's arrival, he comes down the front steps and walks into the yard with his arms raised. In the next instant, he's back at the steps and his arms are down. See more »
Put her to bed, Joe. Both of you go to bed. Staying up won't help; sleep will. Sleep's a wonderful thing, the best thing about living.
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Finally, a classic not suffering from overexposure
This is a better film than some of those dressed in the musty threads of old politics seem likely to concede any time soon. Sweeping aside the calculus of smugness and old-left/ old-right factionalism for a second, one would in honesty have to admit All My Sons is as tightly wound as the better films of the day. --As intense as Notorious or Out of the Past, as absorbing as Sorry Wrong Number or The Spiral Staircase, this film can hold its head high in pretty fast company. If I was to recommend 2 Edward G. Robinson performances, I would probably nominate his work in this film, and Scarlet Street. Likewise, this film and Come Back Little Sheba contain some of Burt Lancaster's best work. See it. Ten stars.
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