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My Son, the Hero (1943)

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My Son, the Hero was a rare comedy from the PRC studio mills-and rarer still, it was directed by melodrama specialist Edgar G. Ulmer. Roscoe Karns plays a third-rate fight manager misleadingly known as Big Time. Justifiably proud of his war-correspondent son Michael (Joseph Allen Jr.), Big Time tries to measure up to his son's accomplishments by writing letters to the boy, claiming to be a wealthy businessman. When Michael comes home on furlough, Big Time panics, worrying that he'll be exposed as a fraud. But he hasn't taken into consideration his golden-hearted ex-wife Gerty (Patsy Kelly) and punchdrunk prizefighter Kid Slug (Maxie Rosenbloom), who help Big Time come off as a hero in the eyes of his son. My Son, the Hero represented Patsy Kelly's last film appearance until her comeback role in Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960).

Cast

Roscoe Karns
as Big Time
Joan Blair
as Cynthia
Hal Price
as Manager
Al St. John
as Night clerk
Elvira Curci
as Rositta
Isabelle La Mal
as Mrs. Olmstead
Maxine Leslie
as Girl reporter
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Good-natured, passable comedy is more conventional than most Ulmer films.

July 6, 2010 | Full Review…
Classic Film and Television

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