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


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  3. Talbot Jennings


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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

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Edison, the Man
Edison, the Man



Status Released

Release Information

  • May 10, 1940


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 47m

Budget -

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