My Lover, My Son


1h 35m 1970

Brief Synopsis

A deranged woman thinks her son is her dead lover.

Film Details

Also Known As
Don't You Cry, Hush-a-Bye Murder
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
New York opening: 13 May 1970
Production Company
Sagittarius Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "Second Level" by Wilbur Stark (publication undetermined) and the novel Reputation for a Song by Edward Grierson (London, 1952).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Metrocolor)

Synopsis

Depressed by the drowning of her lover and her unhappy marriage to Robert, a wealthy but insensitive man, Francesca Anderson becomes increasingly dependent on her son James. Robert, who sees the potential problems of the relationship, enrolls James in a university in London so that he will have to leave home. Francesca tries to persuade James to remain with her, but he goes to London and meets Julie, with whom he has sex for the first time. Upon returning home from a trip, Robert finds James and Francesca locked in an embrace, and a violent quarrel ensues. Francesca and James leave together. Robert follows them and fights with James, who knocks him to the ground with a golf club and then falls back in a daze; while James is unconscious, Francesca murders her husband with the club. Subsequently James is tried for murder but acquitted on the grounds that he was defending his mother. Later, when he learns that Francesca was the murderer and that her dead lover was his real father, he abandons her and returns to Julie.

Film Details

Also Known As
Don't You Cry, Hush-a-Bye Murder
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
New York opening: 13 May 1970
Production Company
Sagittarius Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "Second Level" by Wilbur Stark (publication undetermined) and the novel Reputation for a Song by Edward Grierson (London, 1952).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Metrocolor)

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Trivia

Notes

Filmed on location in England. Released in Great Britain in 1970. Prerelease title: Don't You Cry. The working title of this film is Hush-a-Bye Murder.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring March 1970

Released in United States Spring March 1970