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My Brother Jonathan (1948)

Approved | | Biography, Drama, Romance | 29 June 1949 (USA)
Doctor Jonathan Dakers in flashback tells his son Tony - a World War II veteran, about his life dating from the 1900s. Whilst amedical student he meets and falls for Edie. Before they can ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Denison ...
Ronald Howard ...
Harold Dakers
Dr. Craig
Dr. Hammond
Beatrice Campbell ...
Arthur Young ...
Sir Joseph Higgins
Eugene Dakers (as J. Robertson-Justice)
Tom Morse
Pete Murray ...
Tony Dakers (as Peter Murray)
Stuart Lindsell ...
Mr. Martyn (as R. Stuart Lindsell)
Mrs. Martyn


Doctor Jonathan Dakers in flashback tells his son Tony - a World War II veteran, about his life dating from the 1900s. Whilst amedical student he meets and falls for Edie. Before they can marry Jonathan's father dies and he sacrifices his furthur career so his brother Harold can stay in college. When Jonathan is delayed from reuniting with Edie years later Harold and Edie fall in love during his absence. Complications arise with Edie's engagement to Harold when he is killed in World War I while Edie is carrying his child. Edie dies in childbirth and Jonathan promises to raise the child, Tony, as his own son, and Jonathan and Rachel get married. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Release Date:

29 June 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bátyám, Jonathán  »

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(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Rachel Hammond quotes from Houseman's A Shropshire Lad number XXI In Summertime on Bredon: "Here of a Sunday morning / My love and I would lie / And see the coloured counties / And hear the larks so high / About us in the sky." See more »


Mrs. Dakers: This terrible war. If only they'd listened to your father it wouldn't have happened. He always said the Germans were a menace to peace... or was it the French?
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Genuine, touching, Dickensian
21 December 2012 | by 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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