My Son, My Son! (1940)


A man who has worked his whole life to become wealthy is determined to bring his son up with everything he has never had as a youngster. Needless to say the young lad grows up to be a spoiled brat by the time he reaches college age and wreaks havoc on anyone who stands in his way. In the meantime, his father has fallen in love with a beautiful artist who has his best interest at heart. The problem is that the son also develops feelings for her. This film was adapted form the popular Howard Spring novel.

Director: Charles Vidor.
Writers: Howard Spring (novel), Lenore J. Coffee (as Lenore Coffee).
Stars: Madeleine Carroll, Brian Aherne, Louis Hayward, Laraine Day, Henry Hull, Josephine Hutchinson, Sophie Stewart, Bruce Lester, Scotty Beckett, Brenda Henderson, Teddy Moorwood, May Beatty, Stanley Logan, Lionel Belmore, Mary Gordon, David Clyde, Vesey O’Davoren, Pat Flaherty, Victor Kendall, Mary Field, Audrey Manners, Sibyl Harris, Connie Leon.

1941 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Art Direction, Black-and-White (John DuCasse Schulze).


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