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Death Be Not Proud (1975)

Based on the book by famed author John Gunther about the life and early death of his teenage son Johnny, who died from a brain tumor.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Based on the book by famed author John Gunther about the life and early death of his teenage son Johnny, who died from a brain tumor.

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4 February 1975 (USA)  »

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Je t'aimais mon fils  »

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A touching, deeply movie true story.
28 January 1999 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

"Death Be Not Proud" is a fine film which is based on the memoir of the same name. If you've never read the book, you ought to. In the film, Robby Benson gives a wonderful performance, as does Arthur Hill. This is a story that has stayed close to my heart for nearly 25 years now. Rent it today and you'll never forget it. Trust me.


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