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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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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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Excellent movie that was underrated!
21 May 2005 | by sharonawit55See all my reviews

I saw this movie on TV in 1975 and was so taken by it (I went thru a box of Kleenex watching it) that I have been looking for it for 30 yrs.! I couldn't remember the title but my memory was correct that Arthur Hill and Robbie Bensen were in it. Also that it was based on a true story. It seemed to fortify the old adage "only the good die young". I have looked thru all kinds of movie sites and only found it here! Thanks, IMDb for listing this excellent movie, which should have won some awards but never did! Does anyone know if it is available on VHS or DVD? I sure would like to have it! . . sincerely, Sharong in Illinois


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