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I Accuse My Parents (1944)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 4 November 1944 (USA)
Young man goes to work for gangsters to impress his nightclub-singer girlfriend.

Director:

Sam Newfield

Writers:

Arthur Caesar (original story), Harry L. Fraser (screenplay) (as Harry Fraser) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Lowell Robert Lowell ... James Wilson
Mary Beth Hughes ... Kitty Reed
John Miljan ... Dan Wilson
Vivienne Osborne ... Mrs. Wilson
George Meeker ... Charles Blake
Edward Earle ... Judge
George Lloyd ... Al Frazier
Patricia Knox ... Vera Moore
Florence Johnson Florence Johnson ... Shirley Clark
Richard Bartell Richard Bartell ... Joe Holden

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Storyline

Ignored by his alcoholic parents, Jimmy Wilson starts hanging around with some shady characters. After falling in love with a lounge singer, Jimmy tries to impress her by doing jobs for her shady boss. After one of these jobs goes bad, Jimmy ends up on the run. Eventually, he must confront the truth, his past, and his parents. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

This earliest documented TV showings were on January 28, 1949, on WCBS's Film Theater of the Air (some schedules listed it as 'I Accuse My Past') and May 7, 1949, on KTTV. See more »

Goofs

At the shoe store, Jimmy's boss tells the police Jimmy's address is 465 Lindhurst Drive. Exterior shots of Jimmy's house clearly show the house number 219. See more »

Quotes

Judge: Before we go any farther, I urge you once again to speak... if there is anything you could say in your own defense.
James Wilson: Maybe I shouldn't say this your honor but I accuse my parents.
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Soundtracks

Are You Happy In Your Work?
Music and Lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Performed by Mary Beth Hughes
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Not so bad really
22 January 2003 | by nonsuchdanSee all my reviews

This isn't nearly as bad as typical MST fodder. Sure, the plot is melodramatic and ludicrous, but no more so than a lot of "troubled youth" movies of the time. Sure, the musical numbers are uninspired, but you have to give them credit for trying. A lot of times the "MST Effect" makes people assume any movie used on the show is terrible, but it isn't so. This one isn't great by any means, but it's reasonably competently made and has its charms. So lighten up, see?


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Accuse My Past See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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