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42 Ratings

My Son John

Directed by Leo McCarey
United States, 1952


The Jeffersons are the ideal picture-perfect all-American family of the McCarthy era, except that “son John” is gay, an atheist, and a liberal. The parents obviously suspect he’s a Communist spy.

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My Son John Directed by Leo McCarey

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1953 | Nominee: Best Writing, Motion Picture Story

National Board of Review

1952 | Winner: Top Ten Films

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