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My Brother Jonathan (1948)

Approved | | Biography, Drama, Romance | 29 June 1949 (USA)
Dr. Jonathan Dakers, in flashback, tells his son Tony, Word War II veteran, about his life dating from the 1900s. As a medical student, he meets Edeie at a cricket match but doesn't see her... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Denison ...
Dulcie Gray ...
Ronald Howard ...
Stephen Murray ...
Dr. Craig
Mary Clare ...
Mrs. Dakers
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Dr. Hammond
Beatrice Campbell ...
Edie Martyn
Arthur Young ...
Sir Joseph Higgins
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Eugene Dakers
James Hayter ...
Tom Morse
Pete Murray ...
Tony Dakers (as Peter Murray)
Jessica Spencer ...
Connie
Stuart Lindsell ...
Mr. Martyn
Avice Landone ...
Mrs. Martyn
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Dr. Jonathan Dakers, in flashback, tells his son Tony, Word War II veteran, about his life dating from the 1900s. As a medical student, he meets Edeie at a cricket match but doesn't see her again until years later, when he proposes. Before they can marry, Jonathan's father dies, and he abandons his career so his brother Harold can stay in college. Jonathan is sharing a practice with Doctor, and falls in love with Craig's daughter, Rachel. Complications arise with Edie's engagement to Harold, Harold death in World War I, and, then, Jonathan's marriage to Edie because she is bearing his dead-brother's child. Edie dies in childbirth, Jonathan promises he will consider Tony as his own son, and Jonathan and Rachel get married. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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If Those Lips Could Only Speak
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Written by Will Godwin and Charles Ridgewell
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Genuine, touching, Dickensian
21 December 2012 | by (Mudgee, NSW) – See all my reviews

This was a very very late night movie but worthy of a much better time slot. The country Doctor who forsook a potential London surgeon's career for the betterment of his younger brother is so true to life of good people. People who'll never be named Father of the Year but whose ranks are the oil in society. Denison plays a very constrained man, emotionally, in many scenes, but as the reviews before attest, when prompted to let his affections fill the screen he's as adept as any star. The grasping of the business-end of the soot-sodden town are entirely real and just as much in play today when nature meets commerce. The opening scenes allude to the beauty before industry & the storyline nicely parallels this with the grass actually being greener on the other side of the hill. A glimpse into life just so recently gone gives the film social interest as well.


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