Rotten Tomatoes
Cancel Movies Tv shows Shop News Showtimes

My Son, My Son

Released Mar 22, 1940 1h 55m Drama List
Reviews William Essex (Brian Aherne) wants his son Oliver (Louis Hayward) to have the advantages he didn't have growing up -- and perhaps that's part of the problem. Instead of being grateful for his resources, Oliver squanders them, committing petty crime, deceiving others and doing whatever he can to torment his indulgent father. But William reaches the limit of his parental benevolence when Oliver makes a play for Livia Vaynol (Madeleine Carroll), the woman William himself loves. Read More Read Less

Critics Reviews

View All (2) Critics Reviews
Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com This two generation melodrama, about a self-sacrificing father and no-good son who needs to redeem himself, is well acted by Brian Aherne. Rated: B Feb 9, 2013 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: B Feb 9, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews
My Son, My Son

My Rating

Read More Read Less POST RATING WRITE A REVIEW EDIT REVIEW

Cast & Crew

Movie Info

Synopsis William Essex (Brian Aherne) wants his son Oliver (Louis Hayward) to have the advantages he didn't have growing up -- and perhaps that's part of the problem. Instead of being grateful for his resources, Oliver squanders them, committing petty crime, deceiving others and doing whatever he can to torment his indulgent father. But William reaches the limit of his parental benevolence when Oliver makes a play for Livia Vaynol (Madeleine Carroll), the woman William himself loves.
Director
Charles Vidor
Distributor
United Artists
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Mar 22, 1940, Original
Runtime
1h 55m