All My Sons (1948) DVD – Edward G. Robinson, Burt Lancaster
The classic 1948 film — based on a play by Arthur Miller (Death of a Salesman) — is a powerful morality tale concerning the destructive power of sin and idolatry. Stars Edward G. Robinson and Burt Lancaster.
“Dr. Tim Keller turned me onto this film when he raved about it in one of his sermons – and I’m glad he did. One of the best out-of-print movies around; great writing, E.G. Robinson is amazing and the movie has a powerful message about the destructive power of sin and idolatry.” Eric Holmberg, The Apologetics Group
“This is probably the most powerful and gripping drama I have ever seen. Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” invariably tops the critics’ list of his plays, but I feel “All My Sons” is even greater. Edward G.Robinson is just marvelous as the businessman/father who OK’s the release of defective airplane engine cylinders to prevent losing a lucrative government war contract. He makes his immoral act even more heinous by blaming his partner for it and letting him go to prison. He justified his actions as doing something that ‘any man would do for his family’. When his duplicity is revealed and the horrible consequences of it are fully realized, you see Robinson go from a man on the top of the world to a man completely destroyed. This was, in my opinion, his very finest performance. Maidy Christian, as his wife, and Burt Lancaster, as his son, also give stellar performances.This is one of America’s finest plays given its full justice on the screen.” Amazon reviewer
SPECIAL NOTE: This movie is out-of-print and is no longer (inexplicably we might add) being supported by the studio. This is NOT an official studio release. But the quality of the video and sound are excellent.
- Actors: Edward G. Robinson, Burt Lancaster, Mady Christians, Louisa Horton, Howard Duff
- Director: Irving Reis
- Writers: Chester Erskine, Arthur Miller
- Producers: Chester Erskine
- Format: Black & White, HiFi Sound, NTSC
- Rated: NR (Not Rated)
- Studio: Universal Studios
- Run Time: 94 minutes
- Average AmazonCustomer Review: 4.8 stars out of 5 (12 reviews)
Trivia: The original Broadway production of “All My Sons” opened at the Coronet Theater in New York on January 29, 1947, ran for 328 performances and won the 1947 Tony Award (New York City) for the Best Play for the author Arthur Miller.
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