My Son, the Hero


1h 6m 1943

Film Details

Release Date
Apr 5, 1943
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Atlantis Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Producers Releasing Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 6m
Film Length
6,000ft

Synopsis

Fight promoter "Big Time" Percy Morgan panics when his estranged son Michael, a war correspondent hero, comes for a two-day visit, because he has written to his son that since divorcing Michael's mother Cynthia, he has remarried and has become a successful businessman with a mansion in Beverly Hills. In truth, Big Time is a two-bit promoter, who constantly loses the meager earnings from his boxer, Kid Slug Rosenthal, at the racetracks. To help the promoter, Kid Slug's ex-wife Gerty calls in a favor from millionaire Dan Slocum and borrows his mansion for the two days of Michael's visit, and pretends to be Big Time's wife, while her young friend, Nancy, pretends to be her daughter. The ruse is successful but when Slocum's daughter Linda comes home unexpectedly, she threatens to reveal everything until she sees Michael, an old flame. Michael believes his father is wealthy and has convinced Big Time to throw a party to help raise $100,000 in war bonds. Fortunately, Big Time's ex-wife Cynthia comes to the rescue, as she is a real socialite, and invites her wealthy friends. When Michael receives thousands of dollars from a dowager who is impressed with his wartime heroics, Big Time is unable to resist betting $2,000 on a horse named My Son, and sends Kid Slug to place the bet. Kid Slug forgets the name of the horse, however, and, knowing Big Time was thinking of his son, puts the money on a horse named My Hero. Nancy, meanwhile, has fallen in love with Michael and is jealous of Linda's overt flirtation with him. At the party, the donations top $75,000 once Cynthia buys $25,000 in bonds, and Michael meets his total after she convinces Big Time to match her purchase, unaware that he is penniless. Big Time desperately confides in Cynthia about his deception and, because he has been devoted to his son at least in spirit, she sympathizes. Big Time's dignity is restored when My Hero wins the race and earns $27,000 in winnings--enough for Big Time to buy the bonds and replenish the money he took from Michael's gift. Although Michael learns of his father's deceit, he loves him nonetheless, and proves his love to Nancy as well by proposing. In addition, Big Time and Cynthia consider reuniting with each other.

Film Details

Release Date
Apr 5, 1943
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Atlantis Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Producers Releasing Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 6m
Film Length
6,000ft

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Notes

Actress Isabel LaMar's name was misspelled as "La Mel" in the credits.