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The British/American co-production My Lover, My Son stars Romy Schneider as Frances, the unhappy wife of businessman Robert (Donald Houston). When her lover is accidentally drowned, Frances turns to her teenaged son James (Dennis Waterman) for comfort. Her husband doesn't like this set-up and bundles James off to college, but upon his return the boy enters into an affair with his own mother. Robert discovers the incestuous couple in an embrace and reacts violently, whereupon Frances kills him in self defense. Knocked unconscious during the struggle, James thinks he is the killer and takes the rap. The boy is released on the grounds of self defense and returns to his mother -- only to renounce her when he discovers that he's the illegitimate son of his mother's dead lover. MGM was the American distributor for My Lover, My Son, and that low vibration you feel is Louis B. Mayer spinning in his grave. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Romy Schneider
as Francesca Anderson
Donald Houston
as Robert
Dennis Waterman
as James
Patricia Blake
as Julie
William Dexter
as Parks
Peter Sallis
as Sir Sidney
Mark Hawkins
as Macer
Maggie Wright
as Prostitute
Arthur Howard
as Judge
Peter Gilmore
as Barman
Robert Wilde
as Park's Assistant
Cleo Sylvestre
as Dressmaker
Paul Dawkins
as Foreman of the Jury
Tom Chatto
as Mr. Woods
Michael Forest
as Detective Inspector Chidley
David Warbeck
as Kenworthy
Alexandra Bastedo
as Cicely Clarkson
Michael Forest
as Detective Inspector Chidley
Tom Chatto
as Mr. Woods
David Warbeck
as Kenworthy


John Newland
Norrie Paramor
Edward Grierson
Book Author
David Muir
Mike Vickers
Composer (Music Score)
Norrie Paramor
Composer (Music Score)
Norrie Paramor
Musical Direction/Supervision
Peter Musgrave
Bill Andrews
Art Director
Wilbur Stark
Short Story Author