Edison, the Man (1940)

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Genres
Drama
Runtime
1h 47min

Cast

Spencer Tracy
Thomas A. Edison
Charles Coburn
General Powell
Lynne Overman
Bunt Cavatt
Rita Johnson
Mary Stilwell
Gene Lockhart
Mr. Taggart
Felix Bressart
Michael Simon
Byron Foulger
Edwin Hall
Milton Parsons
'Acid' Graham
Gene Reynolds
Jimmy Price
George Lessey
Toastmaster
Jay Ward
John Schofield
Ann Gillis
Nancy Grey
Erville Alderson
First Lecturer
Edward Biby
Party Guest
James Carlisle
Party Guest
George Chandler
Gold Exchange Clerk
Howard Chase
Minor Role
James Conaty
Party Guest
Jack Daley
Minor Role
Helen Dickson
Minor Role
Walter Fenner
Man at Banquet
Sam Harris
Party Guest
Eve Kendall
Marion Estelle Edison
Charles Lane
Second Lecturer
Tom Mahoney
Policeman
Eric Mayne
Party Guest
Hans Moebus
Party Guest
Alex Novinsky
Party Guest
George Ovey
Lamplighter
Thomas Pogue
Minor Role
Cyril Ring
Reporter
Harry Strang
Minor Role
Jackie Taylor
Minor Role
Charles Waldron
First Commissioner
Frank Whitbeck
Trailer Narrator (voice)
Joe Whitehead
Minor Role

Synopsis

In flashback, fifty years after inventing the light bulb, an 82-year-old Edison tells his story starting at age twenty-two with his arrival in New York. He's on his way with invention of an early form of stock market ticker.

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