Edward, My Son Overview:

Edward, My Son (1949) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by George Cukor and produced by Edwin H. Knopf.


A drama that traces both the rise of a modest, hard-working family man and the decline of his marriage and morals. A happily married man and doting father soon increases his fortune, has an affair with his secretary, and eventually receives a knighthood under false pretenses. His wife, meanwhile, turns into a drunken, bitter person understood only by the family doctor (who has a crush on her). Experimental narrative with characters addressing the camera and the title character referred to in the third person and never seen.

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Academy Awards 1949 --- Ceremony Number 22 (source: AMPAS)

Best ActressDeborah KerrNominated

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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onJune 18, 1951 with Deborah Kerr reprising her film role.
Leueen MacGrath repeats her stage role from the Broadway production, although her character's surname has been changed.
Ian Hunter repeats his stage role from the Broadway production, although his character's surname has been changed.
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