My Son, My Son! (film)

My Son, My Son!

Film poster
Directed by Charles Vidor
Produced by Edward Small
Written by Lenore J. Coffee
Based on novel by Howard Spring
Starring Madeleine Carroll
Cinematography Harry Stradling Sr.
Edited by Fred R. Feitshans Jr.
Edward Small Productions
Distributed by United Artists
Release dates
  • March 22, 1940 (1940-03-22)
Running time
116 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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.[1]



Edward Small bought film rights to the book for $50,000[2] in part because he thought it would make an ideal vehicle for his new star, Louis Hayward.[3]

Plans to make the film were temporarily halted due to World War II.[4]


  1. "NY Times: My Son, My Son!". NY Times. Retrieved December 13, 2008.
  2. "Marshall Will Play in 'My Son, My Son': Europe Lures Notables Students Belittle Stars Tommy Kelly Assigned Ann Sheridan's New Role" Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times 28 Mar 1939: 15.
  3. "ENTER VILLAIN LOUIS HAYWARD!.". The Australian Women's Weekly. National Library of Australia. 18 May 1940. p. 36 Supplement: The Movie World. Retrieved 18 December 2013.
  4. "PRODUCERS GIRD FOR WAR: The Cinema Capital Contemplates Its Probable Effects Upon the Industry" by DOUGLAS W. CHURCHILL. New York Times 10 Sep 1939: X3.
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