All My Sons tells the story of Joe Keller, a successful, middle-aged, self-made man who has done a terrible and tragic thing. He framed his business partner for a crime and engineered his own exoneration. Now, his son is about to marry the partner’s daughter.
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Chester Erskine earned a nomination for the first Writers Guild of America award (best screenplay dealing most ably with problems of the American scene) in 1949 with his adaptation of Arthur Miller's play. Interesting ideas about the clash between one's responsibility towards one's family and society as a whole. Recommended.