Overview

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.

  1. Clarence Brown

    Director

  2. Bradbury Foote

    Screenplay

  3. Talbot Jennings

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  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

Full Cast & Crew

Edison, the Man
Edison, the Man

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Status Released

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  • May 10, 1940
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 47m

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