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My Bill (1938)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 9 July 1938 (USA)
The town of Colbrook, Massachusetts was founded by the family of the same name, and as such they are its leading family. Widowed Mrs. Reginald Colbrook - Mary - has had to manage the family... See full summary »

Director:

John Farrow

Writers:

Vincent Sherman (screen play), Robertson White (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kay Francis ... Mary Colbrook
Bonita Granville ... Gwen Colbrook
John Litel ... John Rudlin
Anita Louise ... Muriel Colbrook
Bobby Jordan ... Reginald Colbrook
Dickie Moore ... Bill Colbrook
Maurice Murphy ... Lynn Willard
Elisabeth Risdon ... Aunt Caroline
Helena Phillips Evans ... Adelaide Crosby
John Ridgely ... Florist
Sidney Bracey ... Jenner (as Sidney Bracy)
Bernice Pilot Bernice Pilot ... Beulah
Jan Holm Jan Holm ... Secretary
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The town of Colbrook, Massachusetts was founded by the family of the same name, and as such they are its leading family. Widowed Mrs. Reginald Colbrook - Mary - has had to manage the family money following her husband's death, something she had never done and at which she knows she is not good. However, in doing what she felt best, she made some bad investments, leaving her and her children - young adult Muriel, teenagers Reginald Jr. ("Reggie") and Gwen, and adolescent Bill - penniless, which she tries to hide from them. When the children do find out, Muriel, Reggie and Gwen, absorbed in their own lives, decide to do what they believe is best for their own individual situation, which involves abandoning their mother and living with their judgmental and controlling but wealthy paternal Aunt Caroline. Bill, on the other hand, was not invited by Aunt Caroline, as she has always believed the rumors that he is not her biological nephew, he who would not have gone with her regardless in ... Written by Huggo

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 July 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Billy kunnostautuu See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The play opened in New York City, New York on 8 October 1928 and ran for 280 performances. See more »

Connections

Version of Courage (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

Waltz, Op. 39, No. 15
(1865) (uncredited)
Music by Johannes Brahms
Played on piano by Bonita Granville
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Sappy but sweet
12 September 2005 | by MissMellieYSee all my reviews

The very best thing about this movie was Dickie Moore. He was a little tour de force. He was one of those child actors who could not only act but was a commanding presence on screen. The writing was hideous and the acting of the other three children were bland at best, but it was REALLY nice when Aunt Caroline really "got her's." I personally loved the banker. I thought he was sweet but had a kick to him when he finally decided enough was enough.

I enjoyed Kay Francis and thought she did a good job with a really badly written character. If you watch this film, watch it for Dickie Moore. He is one of the very best child actors of all time.


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