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Edward, My Son (1949)

| Drama | June 1949 (USA)
Arnold Boult is determined to make his son a success at all costs. He commits arson, causes two suicides, and bribes people. His wife, unable to leave him, becomes alcoholic and dies. His ... See full summary »

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Arnold Boult is determined to make his son a success at all costs. He commits arson, causes two suicides, and bribes people. His wife, unable to leave him, becomes alcoholic and dies. His son is killed. After doing time in prison he searches for his illegitimate grandson. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Leueen MacGrath repeats her stage role from the Broadway production, although her character's surname has been changed. See more »

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Very sophisticated writing and restrained acting performances make for a compelling drama of a ruined father's dreams.
11 January 2001 | by (Sunnyvale, CA) – See all my reviews

Very sophisticated writing and restrained acting performances make for a compelling drama of a ruined father's dreams. Spencer Tracy plays the not very lovable father who's desire to protect and give "the best" to his son distorts his behavior with all those around him, including Deborah Kerr as his wife, his business partner, and ultimately his son himself, whose character is never allowed to develop. A nice conceit is that we never see the son, Edward, just his birthday cakes.


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