GenreDrama, Romance ProducerEdward Small CountryUnited States
Release dateMarch 22, 1940 (1940-03-22) Based onnovel by Howard Spring WriterHoward Spring (novel), Lenore J. Coffee (screenplay) CastMadeleine Carroll, Brian Aherne, Louis Hayward, Laraine Day, Henry Hull Similar moviesSurvivor, Jamon Jamon, The Hallow, Werckmeister Harmonies, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, The Captive
William Essex (Brian Aherne) wants his son Oliver (Louis Hayward) to have the advantages he didnt have growing up and perhaps thats part of the problem. Instead of being grateful for his resources, Oliver squanders them, committing petty crime, deceiving others and doing whatever he can to torment his indulgent father. But William reaches the limit of his parental benevolence when Oliver makes a play for Livia Vaynol (Madeleine Carroll), the woman William himself loves.
My Son, My Son! is a 1940 American drama film based on a novel by the same name written by Howard Spring and directed by Charles Vidor. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Art Direction by John DuCasse Schulze.
My Son, My Son! is a 1940 American drama film based on a novel by the same name written by Howard Spring and directed by Charles Vidor. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Art Direction by John DuCasse Schulze.[
Madeleine Carroll – Livia Vaynol
Brian Aherne – William Essex
Louis Hayward – Oliver Essex
Laraine Day – Maeve ORiorden
Henry Hull – Dermot ORiorden
Josephine Hutchinson – Nellie Moscrop Essex
Sophie Stewart – Sheila ORiorden
Bruce Lester – Rory ORiorden
Scotty Beckett – Oliver as a Child
Brenda Henderson – Maeve as a Child
Teddy Moorwood – Rory as a Child
May Beatty – Annie
Stanley Logan – The Colonel
Lionel Belmore – Mr. Moscrop
Mary Gordon – Mrs. Mulvaney
David Clyde – Drayman
Vesey ODavoren – Parker – Butler
Pat Flaherty – Joe Baxter
Victor Kendall – Pogson
Mary Field – Betsy – First Maid
Audrey Manners – Second Maid
Sibyl Harris – First Landlady
Connie Leon – Second Landlady
Madame X (1929). Condemned Women (1938). The Duke of West Point (1938). Journey into Light (1951). Madeleine Carroll appears in My Son - My Son! and The World Moves On.
Edward Small bought film rights to the book for $50,000 in part because he thought it would make an ideal vehicle for his new star, Louis Hayward.
Plans to make the film were temporarily halted due to World War II.