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I Accuse My Parents (1944)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 4 November 1944 (USA)
Young man goes to work for gangsters to impress his nightclub-singer girlfriend.

Director:

Sam Newfield

Writers:

Arthur Caesar (original story), Harry L. Fraser (screenplay) (as Harry Fraser) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Lowell Robert Lowell ... James Wilson
Mary Beth Hughes ... Kitty Reed
John Miljan ... Dan Wilson
Vivienne Osborne ... Mrs. Wilson
George Meeker ... Charles Blake
Edward Earle ... Judge
George Lloyd ... Al Frazier
Patricia Knox ... Vera Moore
Florence Johnson Florence Johnson ... Shirley Clark
Richard Bartell Richard Bartell ... Joe Holden
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Storyline

Ignored by his alcoholic parents, Jimmy Wilson starts hanging around with some shady characters. After falling in love with a lounge singer, Jimmy tries to impress her by doing jobs for her shady boss. After one of these jobs goes bad, Jimmy ends up on the run. Eventually, he must confront the truth, his past, and his parents. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Accuse My Past See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This earliest documented TV showings were on January 28, 1949, on WCBS's Film Theater of the Air (some schedules listed it as 'I Accuse My Past') and May 7, 1949, on KTTV. See more »

Goofs

At the shoe store, Jimmy's boss tells the police Jimmy's address is 465 Lindhurst Drive. Exterior shots of Jimmy's house clearly show the house number 219. See more »

Quotes

Judge: Before we go any farther, I urge you once again to speak... if there is anything you could say in your own defense.
James Wilson: Maybe I shouldn't say this your honor but I accuse my parents.
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Soundtracks

Where Can You Be?
Music and Lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Performed by Mary Beth Hughes
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Livingston & Evans
16 January 2004 | by jcoonsSee all my reviews

Early in their career, songwriters Jay Livingston & Ray Evans wrote the laughable "Are You Happy in Your Work?" (Do you never, ever shirk?). I suppose this makes the movie notable to trivia buffs, but the film and song are not really worth the effort. Thankfully Jay & Ray went on to write much better songs ("Buttons and Bows", "Silver Bells", "Que Sera, Sera", "Mona Lisa", etc.) for much better films.


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