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

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Reviews
New York Times
A.H. Weiler
Rotten

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

June 21, 2017
EmanuelLevy.Com
Emanuel Levy
Fresh

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

June 21, 2017
TV Guide
Fresh

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

June 21, 2017
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
Steve Crum
Fresh

Smart drama featuring Paul Newman in early role.

June 21, 2017
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Carol Cling
Fresh

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
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
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