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The Magnificent Yankee (20-Dec-1950)

Director: John Sturges

Writer: Emmet Lavery

From a play by: Emmet Lavery

Based on a book: Mr. Justice Holmes by Francis Biddle

Keywords: Drama, Biography

Louis Calhern reprises his Broadway role as Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., American jurist who rose to a seat on the Supreme Court. The film spends relatively little time on his decisions, choosing rather to concentrate on Holmes' domestic life. Received Oscar nominations for Best Actor and Best Costume Design.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Herbert Anderson
30-Mar-1917 11-Jun-1994 Henry Mitchell on Dennis the Menace
Richard Anderson
8-Aug-1926   Oscar Goldman on The 6 Million Dollar Man
Louis Calhern
19-Feb-1895 12-May-1956 Duck Soup
Eduard Franz
31-Oct-1902 10-Feb-1983 The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake
Ann Harding
7-Aug-1901 1-Sep-1981 Holiday
Jimmy Lydon
30-May-1923   Andy Boone on So This Is Hollywood
Philip Ober
23-Mar-1902 13-Sep-1982 From Here to Eternity
Ian Wolfe
4-Nov-1896 23-Jan-1992 Bedlam


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