The Young Philadelphians

The Young Philadelphians
The Young Philadelphians
  • UR
  • 2h 16m
  • 1959
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Academy Award winner Paul Newman stars as a young attorney who seems ruthlessly focused on money, career and social climbing, but who surprises everyone by risking everything to defend a friend accused of murder--and proving his friend's innocence. Based on the novel The Philadelphian by Richard Powell. Robert Vaughn received one of three Academy Award nominations for the film.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

New York Times
A.H. Weiler

The trials and tribulations of the rich, like those of the poor, can be undramatic.

June 21, 2017
Emanuel Levy

Paul Newman gives a strong performance in Vincent Sherman's glossy melodrama about a young, cynica...

June 21, 2017
TV Guide

Based on a very popular novel, the film is a competent but undistinguished adaptation that breathe...

June 21, 2017
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
Steve Crum

Smart drama featuring Paul Newman in early role.

June 21, 2017
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Carol Cling

Classy soapsuds with a cast that's better than the movie.

June 21, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:May 21, 1959
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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