Cinema: The New Pictures, Apr. 7, 1952

My Son, John (Paramount) casts Robert Walker as a U.S. Government employee who is also a Communist Party member. Robert associates with "highbrow professors" and has rather vague political arguments with his American Legionnaire father (Dean Jagger), but his mother (Helen Hayes) adores and defends him. When she accidentally discovers a key in Robert's pocket that leads to the apartment of a suspected Communist girl spy, she decides to cooperate with FBI Man Van Heflin in bringing her son to justice. At that point, Robert, about to fly to Lisbon, has an abrupt...

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