NT Live: All My Sons

Arthur Miller's first commercial success broadcasts from The Old Vic, with Sally Field and Bill Pullman

Showing Times

America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.  Nothing lasts forever, though, and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy in WWII, are about to shatter. The return of a figure from the past brings long buried truths to the surface, and the price of their American Dream is laid bare.

Arthur Miller wrote All My Sons after his first play The Man Who Had All the Luck failed on Broadway, lasting only four performances.  All My Sons was a final attempt at writing a commercially successful play; he vowed to "find some other line of work" if the play did not find an audience.  As well as providing the incentive to keep writing plays, the criticism of the American Dream in the play got Miller hauled up before Joseph McCarthy and the 'House Un-American Activities Committee' in Congress in the 1950s.

Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.  Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House) directs the cast, which also includes Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin) alongside Bessie Carter, Oliver Johnstone, Kayla Meikle and Sule Rimi.


Film Information

165 mins

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