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Seen on: 08/29/2018

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All My Sons (1948)

Directed by Irving Reis

Drama

Most recently watched by sleestakk

Overview

All My Sons tells the story of Joe Keller, a successful, middle-aged, self-made man who has done a terrible and tragic thing: during World War II, rushing to meet an order from the Army, he knowingly sold them defective airplane parts which later caused the planes to crash and killed 21 men. He framed his business partner for this crime and engineered his own exoneration; now, his son is about to marry the partner’s daughter, the affair is revisited, and his lie of a life is unraveled. Joe has spent his entire life in the single-minded pursuit of wealth for the sake of his family, an American Dream gone nightmarishly awry; this is a story about responsibility: Joe and his generation must understand that the boys he killed—all the boys in the War—were his sons, too.

Length 95 minutes

Actors

Harry Morgan | Arlene Francis | Lloyd Gough | Edward G. Robinson | Burt Lancaster | Mady Christians | Frank Conroy | Howard Duff | Elisabeth Fraser | Louisa Horton | Herb Vigran

Viewing Notes

This was an A-side feature at Noir City 2018. Not really film noir. Major family drama tho where the father is hiding something from his family while the son plans to marry the deceased son’s girlfriend.

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