My Son, My Son!

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My Son, My Son!
My Son, My Son! FilmPoster.jpeg
Film poster
Directed byCharles Vidor
Written byLenore J. Coffee
Based onnovel by Howard Spring
Produced byEdward Small
StarringMadeleine Carroll
CinematographyHarry Stradling
Edited byFred R. Feitshans Jr.
Grant Whytock
Edward Small Productions
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • March 22, 1940 (1940-03-22)
Running time
116 minutes
CountryUnited States

My Son, My Son! is a 1940 American drama film based on a novel by the same name written by Howard Spring and directed by Charles Vidor. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Art Direction by John DuCasse Schulze.[1]



Edward Small bought film rights to the book for $50,000[2] in part because he thought it would make an ideal vehicle for his new star, Louis Hayward.[3]

Plans to make the film were temporarily halted due to World War II.[4]


  1. ^ "NY Times: My Son, My Son!". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. 2012. Archived from the original on October 17, 2012. Retrieved December 13, 2008.
  2. ^ "Marshall Will Play in 'My Son, My Son': Europe Lures Notables Students Belittle Stars Tommy Kelly Assigned Ann Sheridan's New Role" Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times March 28, 1939: 15.
  3. ^ "ENTER VILLAIN LOUIS HAYWARD!". The Australian Women's Weekly. National Library of Australia. May 18, 1940. p. 36 Supplement: The Movie World. Retrieved December 18, 2013.
  4. ^ "PRODUCERS GIRD FOR WAR: The Cinema Capital Contemplates Its Probable Effects Upon the Industry" by DOUGLAS W. CHURCHILL. New York Times September 10, 1939: X3.

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