Edison, The Man | Full Movie

Edison, The Man
  • UR
  • 1h 47m
  • 1940
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Academy Award-winner Spencer Tracy ("Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?," "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde") stars in this Oscar-nominated biography of Thomas Edison, the famous inventor who rose from poverty to invent the electric light bulb. With Oscar-winner Charles Coburn ("The Lady Eve") and Oscar-nominees Gene Lockhart ("Meet John Doe") and Henry Travers ("It's A Wonderful Life"). Directed by Academy Award-nominee Clarence Brown ("National Velvet," "The Yearling"). This acclaimed sequel to "Young Thomas Edison" was nominated for Best Writing.
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Time Out
Geoff Andrew
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Something of a whitewash job, it never begins to suggest the stubborn and sometimes shortsighted s...

June 21, 2017
EmanuelLevy.Com
Emanuel Levy
Fresh

Spencer Tracy plays the pioneering scientist in this decent but routine MGM biopic, directed by Cl...

June 22, 2017
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Fresh

Standard biopic.

June 21, 2017
Video-Reviewmaster.com
Steve Crum
Fresh

Grade A MGM biography with strong Tracy as Thomas Edison.

June 21, 2017
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Biography depicts famous inventor as smart, curious hero.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this kid-friendly movie about Thomas Edison provides kids with an excellent role model -- an American who transformed the world with his mind, whose dream was not to make money, but to make the world easier, more efficient, more comfortable, and safer.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:May 10, 1940
  • Highest Available for Purchase:SD

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