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All My Sons (1948)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir | April 1948 (USA)
During WW2, industrialist Joe Keller commits a crime and frames his business partner Herbert Deever but years later his sin comes back to haunt him when Joe's son plans to marry Deever's daughter.

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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 Anonymous

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All your days you will remember ... all my sons.

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Film debut of Louisa Horton. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Jim Bayliss: 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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Referenced in The Universal Story (1995) See more »

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You'll Never Know
(1943) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played on piano by Louisa Horton
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Finally, a classic not suffering from overexposure
5 October 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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