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My Son, the Hero (1943)

Passed | | Comedy | 5 April 1943 (USA)
A broken down boxing promoter finds that his son has become a hero fighting in the pacific and is about to come home for a war bond tour. Trouble is, he's been lying about how successful ... See full summary »

Director:

Edgar G. Ulmer

Writers:

Doris Malloy (original screenplay), Sam Newfield (additional dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Patsy Kelly ... Gertie Rosenthal
Roscoe Karns ... Big-Time Percy Morgan
Joan Blair Joan Blair ... Cynthia Morgan
Carol Hughes ... Linda Slocum
Maxie Rosenbloom ... Kid Slug Rosenthal (as Maxie Rosenthal)
Luis Alberni ... Tony
Joseph Allen Joseph Allen ... Michael Morgan (as Joseph Allen Jr.)
Lois Collier ... Nancy Cavanaugh
Jeni Le Gon Jeni Le Gon ... Lambie (as Jenny Le Gon)
Nick Stewart Nick Stewart ... Nicodemus
Hal Price ... Fight Manager
Al St. John ... Gus the Night Clerk
Elvira Curci Elvira Curci ... Rositta (as Elvira Curcy)
Isabel La Mal Isabel La Mal ... Mrs. Olmstead (as Isabel La Mel)
Maxine Leslie Maxine Leslie ... Girl Reporter
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A broken down boxing promoter finds that his son has become a hero fighting in the pacific and is about to come home for a war bond tour. Trouble is, he's been lying about how successful he's been for years. So he enlists his punchy fighter and his ex-wife to help him put on a fake show of opulence in a borrowed mansion. Written by WesternOne

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi hijo, el héroe See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Atlantis Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Shot in six days. See more »

Quotes

Kid Slug Rosenthal: What a screwy picture!
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Mediocre and forgettable comedy
6 November 2017 | by wmschoellSee all my reviews

Some people will find something worthwhile in the most forgettable movies, and they're welcome to their opinion, but "My Son the Hero" is much more of a sow's ear than a silk purse. Some of the actors are fine, the pace is fairly fast, and it isn't awfully boring, but it's a far cry from a good, funny movie. Anyone who sees "darkness" or depth in this silly and derivative picture is seeing only what they want to see.


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