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      Edward, My Son

      Released Jun 2, 1949 1h 52m Drama List
      Reviews 48% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Businessman Arnold Boult (Spencer Tracy) is obsessed with helping his son, Edward (who is never shown), to become successful, regardless of the consequences. Much to the dismay of his wife, Evelyn (Deborah Kerr), Arnold makes one drastic decision after another in an attempt to help his son, including committing arson and ruining the lives of those around him. Despite the extremity of Arnold's single-minded efforts, his son continues on the path of alcoholism and self-destruction. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Richard Brody New Yorker The movie silently shrieks under the pressure of constant, hectic fear. Mar 17, 2014 Full Review Nell Dodson Russell Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder [Kerr's] portrayal of an alcoholic is something you'll remember after you leave the theatre. Dec 15, 2021 Full Review Virginia Graham The Spectator Edward My Son seems to be foolproof. Jun 19, 2018 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Playing a bitter alcoholic wife (married to Spencer Tracy), Deborah Kerr received the first of her six Best Actress nomination for George Cukor's well acted melodrama. Rated: B- Apr 4, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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      steve d The story is a bit uncomfortable but engrossing enough. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Great actors, compelling film. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Good performances from everyone except Spencer Tracy, who would not practice his lines, flubbing up dozens of scenes they finally had to just use. Tracy also refused dialect coaching and his American accent, among a sea of British characters, including his wife, is unsatisfyingly explained away by saying he is Canadian. Tracy's inability to act is most present in this film, although he always just plays himself no matter what the script calls for. The first generation of :"gentlemen actors" never understood they were actors. They much preferred being movie stars. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Yick. A man goes to the ends of the earth to get his son what he needs in life..including criminal ends and the son knocks someone up and offs himself. Sheesh. Nothing like a good family film. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member well acted melodrama. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Actually a good movie. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Businessman Arnold Boult (Spencer Tracy) is obsessed with helping his son, Edward (who is never shown), to become successful, regardless of the consequences. Much to the dismay of his wife, Evelyn (Deborah Kerr), Arnold makes one drastic decision after another in an attempt to help his son, including committing arson and ruining the lives of those around him. Despite the extremity of Arnold's single-minded efforts, his son continues on the path of alcoholism and self-destruction.
      Director
      George Cukor
      Production Co
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 2, 1949, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 1, 2012
      Runtime
      1h 52m
      Sound Mix
      Mono
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