Written for the 1944 PRC (Producers Releasing Corporation) film I Accuse My Parents, starring Mary Beth Hughes, Robert Lowell, George Meeker, John Miljan and Vivienne Osbourne.
Ignored by his alcoholic parents, Jimmy Wilson starts hanging around with some questionable characters after falling in love with a lounge singer. He tries to impress her by doing jobs for her gangster boss. After a job goes bad, Jimmy ends up on the run. Eventually he must confront the truth, his past and his parents.
An exploitation film dealing with juvenile delinquency, I Accuse My Parents was intended as a teaching tool, intended to teach parents morals, specifically that they should take an interest in their children’s lives, as well as the emotional and psychological consequences of child neglect.
The film premiered on November 4, 1944 and was released generally on October 27, 1945.
I Accuse My Parents was later featured in an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000.
ARE YOU HAPPY IN YOUR WORK? is performed in the film by by Mary Beth Hughes.