Noir City: All My Sons

USA | 1948 | 94 min. | Irving Reis

February 16, 2023

Noir City

A wealthy industrialist (Edward G. Robinson) grapples with guilt over a shady wartime business deal.

Individual Tickets: $15 | $10 SIFF members
Passes (valid for all Noir City screenings): $150 | $100 SIFF members

SIFF year-round passes and vouchers are not valid for Noir City screenings.

Hosted by acclaimed authors Rosemarie and Vince Keenan, also known as "Renee Patrick" for their five Lillian Frost/Edith Head mystery novels set in Los Angeles between 1937–40.

Edward G. Robinson gives one of his most affecting performances as successful businessman Joe Keller, grappling with guilt over having framed his business partner for a crime he committed. When his son (Burt Lancaster) becomes engaged to the convicted man's daughter, the sins of the past come hurtling back. Reis and writer-producer Chester Erskine—aided by the noir-stained cinematography of Russell Metty—create a powerful (and inexplicably rare) version of Arthur Miller's Tony Award-winning play. First time at Noir City!

Note courtesy of Noir City. Photo courtesy of The Film Noir Foundation.

  • Director: Irving Reis
  • Principal Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Burt Lancaster
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1948
  • Running Time: 94 min.
  • Producer: Chester Erskine
  • Screenplay: Chester Erskine
  • Cinematographers: Russell Metty
  • Editors: Ralph Dawson
  • Music: Leith Stevens
  • Filmography: I’m Still Alive (1940), The Falcon Takes Over (1942), Enchantment (1948), The Four Poster (1952)
  • Language: English
  • Format: 35mm
  • US Distributor: Universal Pictures