My Lover, My Son

My Lover, My Son is a 1970 American-British coproduction drama film directed by John Newland. It tells the story of a mother played by Romy Schneider clinging to her maturing son. The film is based on Edward Grierson's novel Reputation for a Song.

My Lover, My Son
Directed byJohn Newland
Produced byWilbur Stark
Written byEdward Grierson, Jenni Hall, William Marchant, Wilbur Stark
StarringRomy Schneider
Dennis Waterman
Music byNorrie Paramor
Mike Vickers
CinematographyDavid Muir
Edited byPeter Musgrave
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • May 13, 1970 (1970-05-13)
Running time
96 minutes
CountryUnited States
United Kingdom


Francesca Anderson leads an unhappy marriage with her husband Robert. Her real attention is dedicated to her son James, who reminds her of her late lover Macer. Francesca is the only one who knows that James is not Robert's, but Macer's son. So Francesca reacts jealously when James falls in love with a girlfriend, Julie.

James intervenes in an argument between his parents, and kills Robert. During James' trial, Francesca gives the crucial testimony in favour of her son, who is found not guilty. To Francesca's discomfort, James escapes his mother's clinging and decides to stay with Julie.


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