Old Bill and Son (March 1, 1941)

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Old Bill and Son
 

Released on March 1, 1941: As WWII begins in England old Bill, a WWI veteran manages to get into the war along with his young son Bill and they head to France to fight the new war.

Produced by Josef Somlo, Harold Boxall and Alexander Korda

Directed by Ian Dalrymple

The Actors: Morland Graham (Old Bill), John Mills (young Bill Busby), Mary Clare (Maggie), Renee Houston (Stella Malloy), Rene Ray (Sally), Gus McNaughton (Alf), Ronald Shiner (Bert), Manning Whiley (Chimp), Janine Darcey (Françoise), Roland Culver (Colonel), Donald Stuart (Canuck), Nicholas Phipps (BBC reporter), Allan Jeayes (General Willoughby), Ian Fleming (club member), Philip Friend (unknown), Arthur Hambling (shelter delivery man), Edward Lexy (soldier), Al Millen (Lance Corporal), Bill Shine (pub customer), Percy Walsh (Gustave), John Warwick (recruiting officer), Ben Williams (policeman)

 

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The Family Goes to War

Sometimes I am a bit wistful about not ever being a soldier when I watch a World War II 'rah-rah' story about fighting for King and Country. Papa was a preacher coming from a Mennonite heritage of people who lived simple lives and would do no harm to another even when threatened. His great-grandfather Jacob fled Switzerland to the U.S. in search of a place that would not persecute him for these beliefs. Growing up I was never permitted to experience any weapon more deadly than a child's cap pistol for playing cowboys and Indians. Dad didn't hunt or fish or teach me to, but didn't mind enjoying a nice meal of venison that someone else had hunted and killed. Dad believed that soldiers fighting for freedom against tyranny was a noble thing, but not his thing. Now, as an old man, I am not sure what I believe about war. I am profoundly proud of the men and women who today are fighting extreme religious terrorists around the world, and am often sad that I didn't go fight anyone when I was a young lad, but I also understand a people who would rather walk away from a fight than rush into it. I think that maybe the best warriors are the ones who try to walk away from provocation, but when pushed against the wall, will defend with blood and honor their right to live in peace. That sounds like a contradiction, but throughout the ages the best reason for fighting has been to enjoy peace. This movie is a story of a family in London as World War II begins. Old Bill, the father, fought in World War One and is ready to fight again. Young Bill has done his four years in the Army, and if war breaks out he wants no part of it. Sally, the orphaned daughter of Old Bill's war buddy lives with them, and when war is declared young Bill and Sally quickly sign up to do their part. Old Bill is told that he is too old to fight in this war, but never underestimate the cunning of an old warrior. Even Mom, left to keep the family home while the rest of the family is off for a good fight, finds a way to help in the war effort. Pop a big bowl of white kernel popcorn with plenty of warm melted butter drizzled over it and enjoy the war.

Manning Whiley and John Mills
Manning Whiley and John Mills
Morland Graham
Morland Graham
Al Millen
Al Millen
Allan Jeayes and Morland Graham
Allan Jeayes and Morland Graham
Allan Jeayes and Morland Graham
Allan Jeayes and Morland Graham
Allan Jeayes
Allan Jeayes
Janine Darcey
Janine Darcey
Janine Darcey and John Mills
Janine Darcey and John Mills
Janine Darcey meets Manning Whiley
Janine Darcey meets Manning Whiley
Janine Darcey
Janine Darcey
John Mills
John Mills
John Mills, Mary Clare and Morland Graham
John Mills, Mary Clare and Morland Graham
John Mills and Morland Graham
John Mills and Morland Graham
John Mills, René Ray and Morland Graham
John Mills, René Ray and Morland Graham
John Mills
John Mills
Manning Whiley
Manning Whiley
Manning Whiley, Janine Darcey and John Mills
Manning Whiley, Janine Darcey and John Mills
Manning Whiley and John Mills
Manning Whiley and John Mills
Manning Whiley
Manning Whiley
Mary Clare and John Mills
Mary Clare and John Mills
Mary Clare and Morland Graham
Mary Clare and Morland Graham
Mary Clare in uniform
Mary Clare in uniform
Mary Clare
Mary Clare
Morland Graham
Morland Graham
Morland Graham, Mary Clare and John Mills
Morland Graham, Mary Clare and John Mills
Morland Graham and Nicholas Phipps
Morland Graham and Nicholas Phipps
Morland Graham, Ronald Shiner and Gus McNaughton
Morland Graham, Ronald Shiner and Gus McNaughton
Morland Graham
Morland Graham
Morland Graham
Morland Graham
Nicholas Phipps
Nicholas Phipps
Nicholas Phipps
Nicholas Phipps
Percy Walsh
Percy Walsh
Percy Walsh and Morland Graham
Percy Walsh and Morland Graham
Percy Walsh
Percy Walsh
René Ray
René Ray
René Ray and John Mills
René Ray and John Mills
René Ray, Renee Houston and Morland Graham
René Ray, Renee Houston and Morland Graham
René Ray
René Ray
Renee Houston
Renee Houston
Renee Houston meets Roland Culver
Renee Houston meets Roland Culver
Renee Houston
Renee Houston
Roland Culver
Roland Culver
Ronald Shiner
Ronald Shiner
Ronald Shiner
Ronald Shiner