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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.

Director:

Donald Wrye

Writers:

John Gunther (memoir Death Be Not Proud), Donald Wrye
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Arthur Hill ... John Gunther
Jane Alexander ... Frances Gunther
Robby Benson ... Johnny Gunther
Linden Chiles ... Dr. Tracy Putnam
Ralph Clanton Ralph Clanton ... Frank Boyden
Wendy Phillips ... Mary Wilson
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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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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Je t'aimais mon fils See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Referenced in Joan of Arcadia: Death Be Not Whatever (2003) See more »

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Wonderful touching movie
8 November 2000 | by joaveSee all my reviews

I saw this movie when I was 14. I was extremely touched, even at that age, by the film. I was even more so knowing that the film was based on a true story about a boy that accidentally hit his head on a banister and then developed cancer in his head years later. It shows the courage and determination of this young man to survive. The impression of the film is that it is merely telling his story so others know. It was an extremely moving film that was very well acted and directed. Definitely belongs on the top 250.


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