The New Pictures, Apr. 12, 1948

All My Sons (Universal-International), as a Broadway play, last year won Playwright Arthur Miller the Critics' Circle prize. It was an unusual play because it wrestled seriously with a moral problem. Its moral indignation makes it an even more unusual movie; but it is an only moderately good one.

The chief moral problem: an industrialist (Edward G. Robinson) faces ruin if he is scrupulous enough to reject some defective war material. Moved by greed and devotion to his family, he passes the defective material along. He also tricks his partner (Frank Conroy) into taking the rap. Thousands of miles away, young men...

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