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My Son John (1952) was a Drama Film directed by Leo McCarey and produced by Leo McCarey.

Academy Awards 1952 --- Ceremony Number 25 (source: AMPAS)

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Robert Walker died during the filming of this epic, causing a drastic re-write to the ending and clips from "Stangers on a Train" to be incorporated into it. The scene where he's lying dying in the "car crash" is one such scene.
Parts of the film were rewritten after actor Robert Walker (John Jefferson) died during production. Several scenes use a double shot from behind, and others recycle footage of Walker from Strangers on a Train. The final scene, where a recording of John delivers an anti-communist speech, is lit with a halo around the tape-recorder.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onOctober 27, 1952 with Dean Jagger reprising his film role.
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