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Edison, the Man (1940)

NR 1940-05-10 (US) HistoryDrama 1h 47m
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Spencer Tracy's greatest performance!


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 the invention of an early form of the stock market ticker.

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  1. Spencer Tracy

    Spencer Tracy

    Thomas A. Edison

  2. Charles Coburn

    Charles Coburn

    General Powell

  3. Lynne Overman

    Lynne Overman

    Bunt Cavatt

  4. Rita Johnson

    Rita Johnson

    Mary Stilwell

  5. Gene Lockhart

    Gene Lockhart

    Mr. Taggart

  6. Henry Travers

    Henry Travers

    Ben Els

  7. Felix Bressart

    Felix Bressart

    Michael Simon

  8. Peter Godfrey

    Peter Godfrey


  9. Guy D'Ennery

    Guy D'Ennery


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Edison, the Man
Edison, the Man

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Original Language English

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