‘This My Son’ ~ CFDb Film Review
This is a modern day version of the parable of the Prodigal Son as told in Luke 15, set here in 1950’s rural America. A young man sells his interest in the family ranch only to become seduced by big-city life.
Former child star Dickie Jones has a grown-up role in one of two films he made for the little known independent Christian film studio called Family Films.
Fine acting and production values enhance this inspiring film made for the Southern Baptist Convention in 1954. (This is the only known color version.)”
The version included in the Family Films Collection is a rare color print. It is not known if the film was shown on TV in color since only black & white 16mm film prints were circulated as rentals.
All throughout history man has sought to please himself. Here were some highlights:
- True ungratefulness is shown and a great example of what is seen in today’s society, especially in America.
- Great verse used in the beginning – one of my favorites from Psalm 1.
- Freedom is NEVER free. There is always a price to pay. Reminds me a little of Solomon and his experiences. Tried everything and found out it was all vanity!
- A father loves ALL his children.
When you are not walking with God and the people around you are…it’s pure misery to be around them. The more Godly someone else is, the more annoyed you become. Great short film about forgiveness. An oldie but goodie.
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