My Son, the Hero

My Son, the Hero

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer Cast: Patsy Kelly, Roscoe Karns, Joan Blair


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My Son, the Hero

My Son, the Hero was a rare comedy from the PRC studio mills-and rarer still, it was directed by melodrama specialist Edgar G. Ulmer. Roscoe Karns plays a third-rate fight manager misleadingly known as Big Time. Justifiably proud of his war-correspondent son Michael (Joseph Allen Jr.), Big Time tries to measure up to his son's accomplishments by writing letters to the boy, claiming to be a wealthy businessman. When Michael comes home on furlough, Big Time panics, worrying that he'll be exposed as a fraud. But he hasn't taken into consideration his golden-hearted ex-wife Gerty (Patsy Kelly) and punchdrunk prizefighter Kid Slug (Maxie Rosenbloom), who help Big Time come off as a hero in the eyes of his son. My Son, the Hero represented Patsy Kelly's last film appearance until her comeback role in Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960).

Product Details

Release Date: 10/24/2006
UPC: 0089218519597
Original Release: 1943
Source: Alpha Video
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:06:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Patsy Kelly Gerty
Roscoe Karns Big Time
Joan Blair Cynthia
"Slapsie Maxie" Rosenbloom Kid Slug
Carol Hughes Linda
Luis Alberni Tony
Al St. John Night clerk
Joseph Allen Michael
Lois Collier Nancy
Jeni Le Gon Lambie
Nick Stewart Nicodemus
Hal Price Manager
Isabelle La Mal Mrs. Olmstead
Elvira Curci Rositta
Maxine Leslie Girl reporter

Technical Credits
Edgar G. Ulmer Director,Screenwriter
Robert C. Cline Cinematographer
John H. Greenhalgh Cinematographer
Charles Henkle Editor
Doris Malloy Screenwriter
Peter R. van Duinen Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- My Son, the Hero
2. Chapter 1 [11:03]
3. Chapter 2 [9:56]
4. Chapter 3 [11:27]
5. Chapter 4 [10:44]
6. Chapter 5 [9:57]
7. Chapter 6 [11:05]

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