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Young Tom Edison (10-Feb-1940)

Director: Norman Taurog

Writers: Bradbury Foote; Dore Schary; Hugo Butler; H. Alan Dunn

Musical Score: Edward Ward

Producer: John W. Considine, Jr.

Keywords: Drama, Biography

Boyhood of America's most successful inventor, Thomas Alva Edison, concentrating on the time he spent in Port Huron, Michigan. Essentially all of the major incidents in the film did actually occur, small liberties taken here or there. Strong performances by Mickey Rooney and supporting cast. Followed by Edison, the Man (1940), by largely the same writers.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Fay Bainter
7-Dec-1891 16-Apr-1968 Jezebel
George Bancroft
30-Sep-1882 2-Oct-1956 Thunderbolt
Clem Bevans
16-Oct-1879 11-Aug-1963 Saboteur
Lloyd Corrigan
16-Oct-1900 5-Nov-1969 Arthur Manleder in Boston Blackie films
Victor Kilian
6-Mar-1891 11-Mar-1979 Raymond Larkin on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
Eugene Pallette
8-Jul-1889 3-Sep-1954 The Adventures of Robin Hood
Mickey Rooney
23-Sep-1920 6-Apr-2014 Actor in Andy Hardy comedies, musicals
Virginia Weidler
21-Mar-1927 1-Jul-1968 The Philadelphia Story


Mickey Rooney   ...   Tom Edison
Fay Bainter   ...   Mrs. Samuel Edison
George Bancroft   ...   Samuel Edison
Virginia Weidler   ...   Tannie Edison
Eugene Pallette   ...   Mr. Nelson
Victor Kilian   ...   Mr. Dingle
Bobbie Jordan   ...   Joe Dingle
J. M. Kerrigan   ...   Mr. McCarney
Lloyd Corrigan   ...   Dr. Pender
John Kellogg   ...   Bill Edison
Clem Bevans   ...   Mr. Waddell
Eily Malyon   ...   School Teacher
Harry Shannon   ...   Capt. Brackett


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