All My Sons (film)

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Directed byAll My Sons (film)_header_cell_0_1_0 Irving ReisAll My Sons (film)_cell_0_1_1
Produced byAll My Sons (film)_header_cell_0_2_0 Chester ErskineAll My Sons (film)_cell_0_2_1
Screenplay byAll My Sons (film)_header_cell_0_3_0 Chester ErskineAll My Sons (film)_cell_0_3_1
Based onAll My Sons (film)_header_cell_0_4_0 the play All My Sons

by Arthur MillerAll My Sons (film)_cell_0_4_1

StarringAll My Sons (film)_header_cell_0_5_0 Edward G. Robinson

Burt LancasterAll My Sons (film)_cell_0_5_1

Music byAll My Sons (film)_header_cell_0_6_0 Leith StevensAll My Sons (film)_cell_0_6_1
CinematographyAll My Sons (film)_header_cell_0_7_0 Russell MettyAll My Sons (film)_cell_0_7_1
Edited byAll My Sons (film)_header_cell_0_8_0 Ralph DawsonAll My Sons (film)_cell_0_8_1
Production

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Universal-InternationalAll My Sons (film)_cell_0_9_1
Distributed byAll My Sons (film)_header_cell_0_10_0 Universal PicturesAll My Sons (film)_cell_0_10_1
Release dateAll My Sons (film)_header_cell_0_11_0 All My Sons (film)_cell_0_11_1
Running timeAll My Sons (film)_header_cell_0_12_0 94 minutesAll My Sons (film)_cell_0_12_1
CountryAll My Sons (film)_header_cell_0_13_0 United StatesAll My Sons (film)_cell_0_13_1
LanguageAll My Sons (film)_header_cell_0_14_0 EnglishAll My Sons (film)_cell_0_14_1

All My Sons is a 1948 drama film noir directed by Irving Reis, based on Arthur Miller's 1946 play of the same name, and starring Edward G. Robinson and Burt Lancaster. All My Sons (film)_sentence_0

The supporting cast features Louisa Horton, Mady Christians, Howard Duff, Arlene Francis, and Harry Morgan. All My Sons (film)_sentence_1

Plot All My Sons (film)_section_0

Joe Keller is sorry to hear son Chris plans to wed Ann Deever and move to Chicago, for he hoped Chris would someday take over the manufacturing business Joe built from the ground up. All My Sons (film)_sentence_2

Ann's father Herb was Joe’s business partner, but when both men were charged with shipping defective airplane parts that resulted in wartime crashes and deaths, only Herb was convicted and sent to prison. All My Sons (film)_sentence_3

Another son of the Kellers is in the Army air corps, missing in action and presumed dead. All My Sons (film)_sentence_4

Ann used to be engaged to him and her engagement to his brother upsets Kate Keller, who hasn't yet accepted that son Larry is gone for good. All My Sons (film)_sentence_5

Ann's attorney brother George strongly discourages her from marrying a Keller, and many in town still whisper that Joe was responsible for the death of twenty-one pilots. All My Sons (film)_sentence_6

A war widow even calls Joe a murderer to his face in a restaurant. All My Sons (film)_sentence_7

On a visit to Ann's father in prison, Chris hears how Joe called in sick on the one day the Army came to pick up the airplane parts. All My Sons (film)_sentence_8

Joe admits to Chris that he knew they were defective, but repairs would have been costly and could have bankrupted the business. All My Sons (film)_sentence_9

Chris strikes his father in anger at hearing this. All My Sons (film)_sentence_10

A letter from Larry reveals that he knew of his father's guilt and intended to go on a suicide mission in a plane, no longer wanting to live with the family's shame. All My Sons (film)_sentence_11

This is the final disgrace for Joe, who shoots himself. All My Sons (film)_sentence_12

Cast All My Sons (film)_section_1

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Production All My Sons (film)_section_2

Reportedly Burt Lancaster postponed his own first production, Kiss the Blood off My Hands in order to take the role of Chris, an ex-GI who initially idolizes his father, not knowing what he has done. All My Sons (film)_sentence_13

Reception All My Sons (film)_section_3

Critical response All My Sons (film)_section_4

In his film review, critic Bosley Crowther contrasted Arthur Miller's play to the screenplay. All My Sons (film)_sentence_14

While stating that the screenplay was more restrained, he praised the acting. All My Sons (film)_sentence_15

He wrote, "In the role of this rugged individualist, Mr. Robinson does a superior job of showing the shades of personality in a little tough guy who has a softer side. All My Sons (film)_sentence_16

Arrogant, ruthless and dynamic in those moments when his 'business' is at stake, he is also tender and considerate in the presence of those he loves ... As the right-thinking son of this corrupt man, Burt Lancaster is surprisingly good and, although he appears a bit dim-witted at times, that is not implausible. All My Sons (film)_sentence_17

Louisa Horton is natural as his sweetheart and Mady Christians plays the mother intensely. All My Sons (film)_sentence_18

Irving Reis' direction is slightly stilted in some scenes but generally matches the tempo of a fluid script". All My Sons (film)_sentence_19

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Nominations All My Sons (film)_sentence_20

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  • Writers Guild of America Award: Best Written American Drama - Chester Erskine; The Robert Meltzer Award (Screenplay Dealing Most Ably with Problems of the American Scene) - Chester Erskine; 1949.All My Sons (film)_item_1_10


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