My Son John
My Son John (1952)

This drama chronicles the attempts of two All-American parents to save their son from the temptations of communism. Unfortunately, they are too late. The arrogant and intellectual young man, a worker in a federal agency, returns home from a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1952
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Paranoiac emotionally overwrought Red Menace drama.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Leo McCarey (better known for his screwball comedies) has made an agit-prop, an overtly political film that reflects the fear and paranoia generated by McCarthy in the 1950s.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The movie is swathed in very thoughtful shades of gray almost throughout.

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Dan Callahan
House Next Door

Robin Wood has written about how McCarey loves romantic couples but seems to loathe families, and this point is borne out most harrowingly in My Son John, the skeleton film in his closet, and one of the most personally revealing.

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Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine

Leo McCarey's sociopolitical hysterectomy finally hits home video in a Blu-ray that appears downright ashamed of its contents.

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jay nixon
Somewhat paranoic drama looking at the perceived communist threat in the 40's and 50's. Overwrought in both direction and performance-Helen Hayes in… More