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My Name Is Bill W. ()


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This film reconstructs the true story of stockbroker William Griffith Wilson, a World War I veteran whose small drinking problem becomes a serious addiction after he loses his fortune in the... See more »

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  • Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 7 nominations.
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Bill Wilson
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Lois 'Lo' Wilson
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Dr. Bob
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Ebby
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Frank Shaw
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Dr. Jeremy Partlin
Ray Reinhardt ...
Dr. Silkworth
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Dr. Burnham
Rick Warner ...
Bill D.
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Fred
Susan Duchow ...
Adele
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Charley
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Guy Kolb
William Aylward ...
Controller (as Bill Aylward)
Richard Travis ...
Stockquoter
Mike McBlair ...
Mayflower Clerk
Wally Doyle ...
Mayflower Bartender
Norman Aronovic ...
Hospital Attendant
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Chief Engineer (as Bruce Morrow)
Catherine Shaffner ...
Head Nurse
Celia Clark ...
Nurse
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Soldier #1
Walter Borchert ...
Soldier #2
Daniel K. Moore ...
Soldier #3
Jim Scopelitis ...
Pete
Jack Garner ...
Zack
William Borchert ...
Wade
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Casey
Rick Marshall ...
Artie
Belle Doughty ...
Ellen
Bev Appleton ...
Hank
David Frisinger ...
Shorty
Bill Sullivan ...
Michael
Meredith Strange-Boston ...
Dorothy Strong
John Badila ...
Leonard Strong
Margo Tully ...
Henrietta Seiberling
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Anne Smith
Joseph P. McCartney ...
Customer
Chris Bass-Randolph ...
Norene
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Lottie
Kweli Leapart ...
Lizzie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dalton Grey ...
Stockbroker (uncredited)
Anthony Harbour ...
Man in train station (uncredited)
Steven Mehler ...
Man Walking From (uncredited)

Directed by

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Daniel Petrie

Written by (WGA)

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William G. Borchert ... (written by)

Produced by

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Peter K. Duchow ... executive producer
James Garner ... executive producer
Daniel Petrie ... producer
Paul Rubell ... associate producer

Music by

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Laurence Rosenthal

Cinematography by

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Neil Roach

Film Editing by

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Paul Rubell
John Wright

Editorial Department

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Sally Dixon ... negative cutter
Dan Muscarella ... color timer

Production Design by

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Fred Harpman

Set Decoration by

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Richard Spero

Costume Design by

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April Ferry

Production Management

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Dick Gallegly ... executive in charge of production / unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Donald Hauer ... first assistant director (as Don Hauer)
Sandra M. Middleton ... second assistant director
Patricia Dyer Walden ... second second assistant director (as Patricia Ann Dyer)

Art Department

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Richard Blankenship ... construction coordinator
Terry Clark ... set dresser
Ted Haigh ... signwriter
Sosie Hublitz ... set dresser
Frank Irving ... property master
Thomas C. Mentzer ... construction foreman

Sound Department

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Gregg Barbanell ... foley artist
Doug Botnick ... re-recording mixer
Norval D. Crutcher III ... sound effects editor
Norval D. Crutcher ... supervising sound editor
Tom Gunn ... supervising sound editor
Walter Hoylman ... sound mixer
Jeffrey Perkins ... re-recording mixer
John T. Reitz ... re-recording mixer
Glenn Young ... sound utility

Special Effects by

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Dwight Benjamin-Creel ... special effects coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Robert Driskell ... gaffer
Charles A. Harris ... electrician
Robert Horne ... camera operator
Tony Poston ... key grip
David P. Shannon ... electrician
Jean Whiteside ... still photographer

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Lois DeArmond ... costume illustrator
William Smith ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Charles Thomas Baxter ... location manager
John Marston ... location projectionist (uncredited)

Music Department

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Bunny Andrews ... music editor (as Bunny K. Andrews)
Steven Bramson ... orchestrator

Other crew

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Jan Evans ... script supervisor
Gwendolyn Glenn ... choreographer
Anthony Harbour ... paramedic
Martha Yates ... production coordinator

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Plot Summary

This film reconstructs the true story of stockbroker William Griffith Wilson, a World War I veteran whose small drinking problem becomes a serious addiction after he loses his fortune in the stock market collapse of 1929. Wilson's career and his domestic life are in tatters when he meets Dr. Robert Holbrook Smith also struggling with a drinking problem. The two form a support group that becomes the basis for the organization Alcoholics Anonymous. Written by Jwelch5742

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Also Known As
  • Hallmark Hall of Fame: My Name Is Bill W. (#38.3) (United States)
  • Mi nombre es Bill W. (Spain)
  • Моето име е Бил У. (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Nazywam sie Bill W. (Poland)
  • Un cuore per cambiare (Italy)
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  • 100 min
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Trivia The final Hallmark Hall of Fame film to air on CBS. See more »
Goofs When Bill Wilson (James Woods) meets Dr. Smith (James Garner) for the first time, Woods introduces himself as "Wilson, Bill Wilson". Garner, in his reply, mistakenly calls Woods "Mr. Williams". See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951). See more »
Quotes Bill Wilson: It's like any journey, Fred. It begins with the first step.
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