I Accuse My Parents (1944) Reviewed

Parental neglect is to blame for one boy’s decline from honor student (and flirty shoe salesman) to a seedy life of crime in this typical cautionary tale. The best parts are the unintentionally funny ones. The boy stands in court and proclaims the movie’s title with conviction. His alcoholic mom humiliates him at a school function in one standout scene. There are a couple of nightclub performances along the way, including a song called “Are You Happy at Your Work?” (?!)
* ½

~ by Number5ive on February 22, 2010.

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