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Edison, the Man (1940)

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107 min | Biography, Drama

82 year old inventor and entrepreneur Thomas Alva Edison is honored in 1929 and he reflects back on his sixty year career of scientific achievement.
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Writers
Talbot Jennings (screen play) | Bradbury Foote (screen play) | Dore Schary (original story) | Hugo Butler (original story)
Composer
Herbert Stothart (musical score)
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Updated May 10, 1940

Release date
May 10, 1940 (United States)

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7.1 / 10 | 1,420 votes