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Stanley and Livingstone (1939)

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101 min | Adventure, Drama, History

When American newspaperman and adventurer Henry M. Stanley comes back from the western Indian wars, his editor James Gordon Bennett sends him to Africa to find Dr. David Livingstone, the missing Scottish missionary. Stanley finds ...See moreWhen American newspaperman and adventurer Henry M. Stanley comes back from the western Indian wars, his editor James Gordon Bennett sends him to Africa to find Dr. David Livingstone, the missing Scottish missionary. Stanley finds Livingstone ("Dr. Livingstone, I presume.") blissfully doling out medicine and religion to the happy natives. His story is at first disbelieved. When Livingstone later dies, Stanley returns to continue the good doctor's work (which, of course, never really happened). Written by Ed Stephan See less
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Directors
Henry King | Otto Brower (safari episodes)
Writers
Philip Dunne (screen play) | Julien Josephson (screen play) | Hal Long (historical research and story outline) | Sam Hellman (historical research and story outline)
Cinematographer
George Barnes (photography)
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Budget
$2,000,000
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Release date
Aug 18, 1939 (United States)

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47 cast members
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Spencer Tracy
Henry M. Stanley Henry M. Stanley   See fewer
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Nancy Kelly
Eve Kingsley Eve Kingsley   See fewer
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Richard Greene
Gareth Tyce Gareth Tyce   See fewer
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Walter Brennan
Jeff Slocum Jeff Slocum   See fewer
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Charles Coburn
Lord Tyce Lord Tyce   See fewer
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Cedric Hardwicke
Dr. David Livingstone (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke) Dr. David Livingstone (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)   See fewer
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Henry Hull
James Gordon Bennett Jr. James Gordon Bennett Jr.   See fewer
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Henry Travers
John Kingsley John Kingsley   See fewer
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Miles Mander
Sir John Gresham Sir John Gresham   See fewer
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David Torrence
Mr. Cranston Mr. Cranston   See fewer
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Holmes Herbert
Frederick Holcomb Frederick Holcomb   See fewer
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C. Montague Shaw
Sir Oliver French (as Montague Shaw) Sir Oliver French (as Montague Shaw)   See fewer
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Brandon Hurst
Sir Henry Forrester Sir Henry Forrester   See fewer
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Hassan Said
Hassan Hassan   See fewer
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Paul Harvey
Colonel Grimes Colonel Grimes   See fewer
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Russell Hicks
Commissioner Commissioner   See fewer
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Frank Dae
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Paul Stanton
David Webb (scenes deleted) David Webb (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Blue Washington
Mombay (scenes deleted) Mombay (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Ernest Baskett
Zucco (uncredited) Zucco (uncredited)   See fewer
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William E. 'Red' Blair
Sergeant (uncredited) Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Everett Brown
Bongo (uncredited) Bongo (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bobby Burns
Geographical Society Delegate (uncredited) Geographical Society Delegate (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Clisby
Mombay (uncredited) Mombay (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Coleman
Corporal (uncredited) Corporal (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joseph Crehan
Morehead (uncredited) Morehead (uncredited)   See fewer
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Vernon Dent
Newspaperman in Office (uncredited) Newspaperman in Office (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clarence Derwent
Sir Francis Vane (uncredited) Sir Francis Vane (uncredited)   See fewer
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William R. Dunn
Chuma (uncredited) Chuma (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Harvey
Newspaperman at Water Barrel (uncredited) Newspaperman at Water Barrel (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Jaquet
Senator (uncredited) Senator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Darby Jones
Chewing Native (uncredited) Chewing Native (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eric Lonsdale
Reporter at Dock (uncredited) Reporter at Dock (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anthony Marsh
Messenger (uncredited) Messenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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James McNamara
Committeeman (uncredited) Committeeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Middlemass
Carmichael (uncredited) Carmichael (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clive Morgan
Reporter at Dock (uncredited) Reporter at Dock (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Orth
Newspaperman with Pills (uncredited) Newspaperman with Pills (uncredited)   See fewer
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Imboden Parrish
Reporter at Dock (uncredited) Reporter at Dock (uncredited)   See fewer
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Speirs Ruskell
Messenger (uncredited) Messenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Emmett Smith
Susi (uncredited) Susi (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Stanley
Lieutenant (uncredited) Lieutenant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Strang
Captain (uncredited) Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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F. Philip Sylvestre
Messenger (uncredited) Messenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Emmett Vogan
Albert (uncredited) Albert (uncredited)   See fewer
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Billy Watson
Billy (uncredited) Billy (uncredited)   See fewer
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William B. Williams
Mace (uncredited) Mace (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.1 / 10 | 1,150 votes