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All My Sons (film)

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Director  Irving Reis
Adapted from  All My Sons
Language  English
7.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Film-Noir
Music director  Leith Stevens
Country  United States
All My Sons (film) movie poster
Release date  March 27, 1948 (1948-03-27) (New York City)
Based on  the play All My Sons by Arthur Miller
Writer  Arthur Miller (based on the play by), Chester Erskine (written for the screen by)
Cast  Edward G. Robinson (Joe Keller), Burt Lancaster (Chris Keller), Louisa Horton (Ann Deever), Howard Duff (George Deever), Frank Conroy (Herbert Deever), Lloyd Gough (Jim Bayliss)
Similar movies  Snowpiercer, Thank You for Smoking, Antichrist, Brooklyn's Finest, Brief Encounter, And Then There Were None
Tagline  Finally, a classic not suffering from overexposure

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All My Sons is a 1948 drama film noir directed by Irving Reis, based on Arthur Miller's play of the same name, and starring Edward G. Robinson and Burt Lancaster. The supporting cast features Louisa Horton, Mady Christians, Howard Duff, Arlene Francis and Harry Morgan.


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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.

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Joe's business partner used to be Ann's father Herb, 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.

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Another son of the Kellers is in the Army air corps, missing in action and presumed dead. 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.

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Ann's attorney brother George strongly discourages her from marrying a Keller, and many in town still whisper that Joe was responsible for many brave young men's deaths. A war widow even calls Joe a murderer to his face in a restaurant.

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. Joe admits to Chris that he knew they were defective, but repairs would have been costly and could have bankrupted the business. Chris strikes his father in anger at hearing this.

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. This is the final disgrace for Joe, who shoots himself.


  • Edward G. Robinson as Joe Keller
  • Burt Lancaster as Chris Keller
  • Louisa Horton as Ann Deever
  • Mady Christians as Kate Keller
  • Frank Conroy as Herb Deever
  • Howard Duff as George Deever
  • Lloyd Gough as Jim Bayliss
  • Arlene Francis as Sue Bayliss
  • Harry Morgan as Frank Lubey
  • Elisabeth Fraser as Lydia Lubey
  • Critical response

    In his film review, critic Bosley Crowther contrasted Arthur Miller's play to the screenplay. While stating that the screenplay was more restrained, he praised the acting. 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. 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. Louisa Horton is natural as his sweetheart and Mady Christians plays the mother intensely. Irving Reis' direction is slightly stilted in some scenes but generally matches the tempo of a fluid script".



  • 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.
  • References

    All My Sons (film) Wikipedia
    All My Sons (film) IMDb All My Sons (film)