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Edward, My Son (1949)

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112 min | Drama, Romance

Londoners Arnold and Evelyn Boult had high hopes for the life of their son, Edward. His relatively short life ended up being one of privilege but irresponsibility. His life ended at age 23 when he was killed in battle in World War II. ...See moreLondoners Arnold and Evelyn Boult had high hopes for the life of their son, Edward. His relatively short life ended up being one of privilege but irresponsibility. His life ended at age 23 when he was killed in battle in World War II. Arnold recounts pivotal moments in his son's life - such as a serious medical issue at age 5, near expulsion from a prestigious private school at age 12, and impregnating a girl with whom he had no intention of marrying at age 20 - and the extreme measures Arnold took to protect the name of his son. However, other things that Arnold did throughout Edward's life, including having an extramarital affair, show that his actions were perhaps more in the name of his own happiness and standing in the community, which eventually included being dubbed a Lord. His actions have dire consequences for many, including Evelyn, who slowly begins to hate her husband and who sadly admits that she never really understood or knew her son. But after Edward's death, Dr. Larry Woodhope, an old family friend, does his small part to ensure that Arnold's family legacy cannot continue. Written by Huggo See less
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Freddie Young (as F.A. Young)
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Release date
Jun 1949 (United States)

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Spencer Tracy
Arnold Boult Arnold Boult   See fewer
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Deborah Kerr
Evelyn Boult Evelyn Boult   See fewer
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Ian Hunter
Doctor Larry Woodhope Doctor Larry Woodhope   See fewer
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James Donald
Bronton Bronton   See fewer
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Mervyn Johns
Harry Sempkin Harry Sempkin   See fewer
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Leueen MacGrath
Eileen Perrin Eileen Perrin   See fewer
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Felix Aylmer
Mr. Hanray Mr. Hanray   See fewer
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Walter Fitzgerald
Mr. Kedner Mr. Kedner   See fewer
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Tilsa Page
Betty Foxley Betty Foxley   See fewer
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Ernest Jay
Walter Prothin Walter Prothin   See fewer
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Colin Gordon
Ellerby Ellerby   See fewer
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Harriette Johns
Phyllis Mayden Phyllis Mayden   See fewer
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Julian D'Albie
Summers Summers   See fewer
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Clement McCallin
Sergeant Kenyon Sergeant Kenyon   See fewer
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Olive Milbourne
Mr. Kedner's Secretary (uncredited) Mr. Kedner's Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harold Scott
Coppingham (uncredited) Coppingham (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lockwood West
Hall Porter (uncredited) Hall Porter (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.5 / 10 | 1,070 votes