I Accuse My Parents

I Accuse My Parents

Director: Sam Newfield Cast: Mary Beth Hughes, Robert Lowell, John Miljan

DVD (Black & White)

Overview

I Accuse My Parents was one of PRC's entries in the "wartime juvenile delinquent drama" sweepstakes, as exemplified by such earlier films as RKO's Youth Runs Wild and Monogram's Where are Your Children? This time around, it's high schooler James Wilson (Robert Lowell) who suffers from lack of parental supervision. As James' parents (John Miljan, Vivienne Osborne) blithely pursue their social life, the boy gets mixed up with the standard bad crowd, who smoke, drink, gamble, and drive fast cars. Inevitably hauled into juvenile court, James blames his parents for his present sorry state-whereupon the Judge (Edward Earle), anticipating the "victim of environment" mindset of the 1980s and 1990s, likewise reprimands Mr. and Mrs. Wilson for their neglect. Billed first, Mary Beth Hughes has little to do in her brief scenes as a good-time girl. I Accuse My Parents was recently given a well-deserved going-over by TV's Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/24/2004
UPC: 0089218435293
Original Release: 1945
Rating: NR
Source: Alpha Video
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:09:00

Special Features

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mary Beth Hughes Kitty Reed
Robert Lowell James Wilson
John Miljan Dan Wilson
Vivienne Osborne Mrs. Wilson
George Meeker Charles Blake
Edward Earle Judge
George Lloyd Al Frazier
Patricia Knox Vera Moore
Richard Bartell Joe Holden

Technical Credits
Sam Newfield Director
Max Alexander Producer
Art Caesar Original Story
Robert C. Cline Cinematographer
Marjorie Dudley Screenwriter
Ray Evans Songwriter
Harry L. Fraser Screenwriter
Charles Henkle Editor
Jay Livingston Songwriter
Paul Palmentola Art Director
Lee Zahler Musical Direction/Supervision

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Chapter 1 [11:20]
2. Chapter 2 [12:54]
3. Chapter 3 [12:26]
4. Chapter 4 [11:45]
5. Chapter 5 [8:32]
6. Chapter 6 [11:07]

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