Edward, My Son

1949

Edward, My Son

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Businessman Spencer Tracy is devoted beyond all reason to his son Edward. Tracy lies, cheats, steals, commits arson, and drives two people to suicide in order to smooth Edward's path in life. The boy repays this loyalty by becoming an ungrateful wastrel, who fathers a child out of wedlock and ends up killing himself. After serving a prison sentence for his crimes, Tracy tries to pick up the pieces of his shattered life by searching for Edward's child. Based on the play by Robert Morley and Noel Langley, Edward My Son unsuccessfully retains the play's devices of never showing Edward and of having Spencer Tracy speak directly to the audience.

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Cast

Spencer Tracy
as Arnold Boult
Deborah Kerr
as Evelyn Boult
Leueen McGrath
as Eileen Perrin
Ian Hunter
as Doctor Larry Woodhope
James Donald
as Bronton
Leucen MacGrath
as Eileen Perrin
Mervyn Johns
as Harry Simpkin
Harriette Johns
as Phyllis Mayden
Felix Aylmer
as Mr. Hanray
Tilsa Page
as Betty Foxley
Ernest Jay
as Walter Prothin, Detective
Colin Gordon
as Ellerby
Clement McCallin
as Sgt. Kenyon
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Audience Reviews for Edward, My Son

Yick. A man goes to the ends of the earth to get his son what he needs in life..including criminal ends and the son knocks someone up and offs himself. Sheesh. Nothing like a good family film.

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