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My Bill

1938 1h 0m Drama List
Reviews 46% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Mary (Kay Francis) was relatively well off, until her husband died in the middle of the Great Depression. Now she finds herself with four kids and quickly diminishing resources. She sends the three eldest children to stay with a wealthy aunt, but the youngest boy, Bill (Dickie Moore), remains with her. Mother and son try to make a go of it amidst the gossip and censure of the townsfolk. Fortunately, Bill befriends a rich elderly woman who desperately needs companionship. Read More Read Less

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Steve D Kay is acting in a different and far better film than everyone else. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/13/24 Full Review Audience Member Sweet flick not at all as described. Older bratty kids go with mean old aunt and learn lesson while youngest befriends old woman who leaves him her estate and makes family rich. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member I almost dread seeing Kay Francis on screen when I check TCM; the chance of it being a weeper is high and something maudlin is almost guaranteed. Ms. Francis's loveliness never eclipses her suffering expression. Dickie Moore as Ms. Francis's son is the cute and corny saving grace of this film. The story is primarily driven by a case of misunderstanding - Ms. Francis's older children think she cheated on their father while he was still alive and drive her suffering for the film. Dickie Moore comes through and saves the day in a rather fantastic set of circumstances. Not a film worth seeking out - but okay for killing an hour. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Mary (Kay Francis) was relatively well off, until her husband died in the middle of the Great Depression. Now she finds herself with four kids and quickly diminishing resources. She sends the three eldest children to stay with a wealthy aunt, but the youngest boy, Bill (Dickie Moore), remains with her. Mother and son try to make a go of it amidst the gossip and censure of the townsfolk. Fortunately, Bill befriends a rich elderly woman who desperately needs companionship.
Director
John Farrow
Screenwriter
Vincent Sherman
Production Co
Warner Bros.
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 0m