My Son Is Guilty (1939)

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Honest cop Tim Kerry struggles to keep his son Ritzy from becoming involved in a crime ring.


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19 October 2020 | MartinHafer
| If the police need information out of a suspect, just beat it out of 'em!
Police Officer Tim Kerry (Harry Carey) is a great cop...but he has a huge achilles heel...his son, Ritzy (Bruce Cabot). Ritzy is just no darn good and has just gotten out of prison but Tim thinks his son has seen the light and has changed. In fact, Tim helps Ritzy get a job...a job which he wants so he can help his gang with a robbery! About the only one who can see right through Ritzy is Barney (Glenn Ford)...a childhood acquaintance who knows he'll never change.

The acting is pretty good in this one though the film itself is yet another formulaic B-movie from Columbia. This doesn't mean it's bad...but it's also not particularly good because it's all pretty predictable. One of the few surprises is seeing Glenn Ford in one of his earliest roles (despite one reviewer saying it's Ford's first film, it isn't). The other is the message that cops sometimes just have to ignore civil rights and beat the truth out of suspects!! A decent time-passer that seems to promote occasional police brutality and not a lot more.

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Action | Adventure | Crime | Drama


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28 December 1939



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