History Film / IAccuseMyParents

10th Jul '16 5:54:23 PM Shoebox
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** The dedication at the end says that the movie was made to entertain the YanksWithTanks overseas (it was 1944). Let's see: a film where a kid goes completely off the rails due to his parent's absence is shown to a large group of young fathers, some of whom might never come home. Brilliant!

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** The dedication at the end says that the movie was made to entertain the YanksWithTanks overseas (it was 1944). Let's see: a film where a kid goes completely off the rails due to his parent's absence is shown to a large group of young forced-to-be-absent fathers, some of whom might never come home. Brilliant!
12th May '16 7:21:49 PM Shoebox
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James "Jimmy" Wilson is an all-American [[strike:25 year old man]] teenage boy living in typical 1940's suburbia. He's a nice kid and even won the big essay contest at school... oh, and his parents like to drink, party, and gamble. This being a pseudo-propaganda film in the 40's, this pretty much ensures Jimmy will fall into a pit of debauchery and crime, and indeed he does; After meeting a pretty lounge singer named Kitty, Jimmy gets hired by her boyfriend, mobster kingpin Charlie Blake. After running a few errands for Blake, stupidly never suspecting that his boss is a criminal (or that he's even Kitty's boyfriend, as Jimmy starts dating her), Jimmy eventually figures out the truth and goes on the run, then later accidentally kills Blake in a scuffle. Jimmy goes to court for manslaughter, but it all works out because the judge lightens Jimmy's sentence after the kid places the blame on his oblivious folks. Yeah, we're not sure how this excuse works, either.

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James "Jimmy" Wilson is an all-American [[strike:25 year old man]] teenage boy living in typical 1940's suburbia. He's a nice kid and even won the big essay contest at school... oh, and his parents like to drink, party, and gamble.

This being a pseudo-propaganda film in the 40's, this pretty much ensures Jimmy will fall into a pit of debauchery and crime, and indeed he does; After does in short order. Almost immediately upon meeting a pretty lounge singer named Kitty, Jimmy gets hired by her boyfriend, mobster kingpin Charlie Blake. After running a few errands for Blake, stupidly never suspecting that his boss is a criminal (or that he's even Kitty's boyfriend, as Jimmy starts dating her), her) Jimmy eventually figures out the truth and goes on the run, then later accidentally kills Blake in a scuffle. scuffle.

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Jimmy goes to court is put on trial for manslaughter, but it all works out because the judge lightens Jimmy's sentence after the kid places the blame on his oblivious folks. folks... Yeah, we're not sure how this excuse works, that worked, either.
30th Mar '16 3:17:22 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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** Its certainly more admirable than shopping and drinking all day, even by today's standards.

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** Its It's certainly more admirable than shopping and drinking all day, even by today's standards.
28th Feb '16 2:06:49 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* BrokenAesop: No one in the film cares that Jimmy is a 16 year old high school student who drinks, and even admits he's been "hitting the stuff kinda hard lately." (Some states did have a drinking age of 18 in the 1940s, but it's still odd that he has no problem ordering numerous cocktails at a nightclub.)

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* BrokenAesop: No one in the film cares that Jimmy is a 16 year old 16-year-old high school student who drinks, and even admits he's been "hitting the stuff kinda hard lately." (Some states did have a drinking age of 18 in the 1940s, but it's still odd that he has no problem ordering numerous cocktails at a nightclub.)
28th Feb '16 2:05:35 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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James "Jimmy" Wilson is an all-American [[strike:25 year old man]] teenage boy living in typical 1940's suburbia. He's a nice kid and even won the big essay contest at school... oh, and his parents like to drink, party, and gamble. This being a pseudo-propaganda film in the 40's, this pretty much ensures Jimmy will fall into a pit of debauchery and crime, and indeed he does; After meeting a pretty lounge singer named Kitty, Jimmy gets hired by her boyfriend, mobster kingpin Charlie Blake. After running a few errands for Blake, stupidly never suspecting that his boss is a criminal (or that he's even Kitty's boyfriend, as Jimmy starts dating her,), Jimmy eventually figures out the truth and goes on the run, then later accidentally kills Blake in a scuffle. Jimmy goes to court for manslaughter, but it all works out because the judge lightens Jimmy's sentence after the kid places the blame on his oblivious folks. Yeah, we're not sure how this excuse works, either.

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James "Jimmy" Wilson is an all-American [[strike:25 year old man]] teenage boy living in typical 1940's suburbia. He's a nice kid and even won the big essay contest at school... oh, and his parents like to drink, party, and gamble. This being a pseudo-propaganda film in the 40's, this pretty much ensures Jimmy will fall into a pit of debauchery and crime, and indeed he does; After meeting a pretty lounge singer named Kitty, Jimmy gets hired by her boyfriend, mobster kingpin Charlie Blake. After running a few errands for Blake, stupidly never suspecting that his boss is a criminal (or that he's even Kitty's boyfriend, as Jimmy starts dating her,), her), Jimmy eventually figures out the truth and goes on the run, then later accidentally kills Blake in a scuffle. Jimmy goes to court for manslaughter, but it all works out because the judge lightens Jimmy's sentence after the kid places the blame on his oblivious folks. Yeah, we're not sure how this excuse works, either.
26th Feb '16 3:18:24 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* RealMenLoveJesus: Third time's the charm for the diner cook. He's perfectly willing to give Jimmy food, lodging and a job on the sole condition that Jimmy attend church with him on Sundays.
20th Dec '15 9:07:46 AM wrm5
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* TitleDrop: Very early in the film, see the page quote.

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* TitleDrop: Very early in the film, see when explaining his actions to the page quote.court, Jimmy uses the title.



* TooDumbToLive: Jimmy. Yet he lives.
31st Jul '15 9:56:27 PM ManicDepressiveMouse
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* BrokenAesop: No one in the film cares that Jimmy is a 16 year old high school student who drinks, and even admits he's been "hitting the stuff kinda hard lately."

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* BrokenAesop: No one in the film cares that Jimmy is a 16 year old high school student who drinks, and even admits he's been "hitting the stuff kinda hard lately."" (Some states did have a drinking age of 18 in the 1940s, but it's still odd that he has no problem ordering numerous cocktails at a nightclub.)
21st Sep '14 11:55:28 PM pittsburghmuggle
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* FoodPorn: The cafe owner lays it on pretty thick to the obviously hungry Jimmy.
21st Sep '14 11:51:36 PM pittsburghmuggle
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* TravelMontage: When Jimmy runs away.


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* WhosWatchingTheStore: Jimmy and the Cafe owner - the entire known staff of the cafe - drop everything to take Jimmy back home. If the TravelMontage is to be trusted it's quite a ways, too.
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