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Young Tom Edison (1940)

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86 min | Biography, Drama

Inventor Thomas Edison's boyhood is chronicled and shows him as a lad whose early inventions and scientific experiments usually end up causing disastrous results. As a result, the towns folk all think Tom is crazy, and creating a strained ...See moreInventor Thomas Edison's boyhood is chronicled and shows him as a lad whose early inventions and scientific experiments usually end up causing disastrous results. As a result, the towns folk all think Tom is crazy, and creating a strained relationship between Tom and his father. Toms only solace is his understanding mother who believes he's headed to do great things. Written by Daniel Bubbeo See less
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Bradbury Foote (original screenplay) | Dore Schary (original screenplay) | Hugo Butler (original screenplay) | H. Alan Dunn (based on original material by)
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Updated Feb 10, 1940

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Mar 15, 1940 (United States)

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Mickey Rooney
Thomas Alva 'Tom' Edison Thomas Alva 'Tom' Edison   See fewer
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Fay Bainter
Mrs. Samuel 'Nancy' Edison Mrs. Samuel 'Nancy' Edison   See fewer
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George Bancroft
Samuel 'Sam' Edison Samuel 'Sam' Edison   See fewer
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Virginia Weidler
Tannie Edison Tannie Edison   See fewer
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Eugene Pallette
Mr. Nelson Mr. Nelson   See fewer
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Victor Kilian
Mr. Dingle Mr. Dingle   See fewer
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Bobby Jordan
Joe 'Joey' Dingle (as Bobbie Jordan) Joe 'Joey' Dingle (as Bobbie Jordan)   See fewer
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J.M. Kerrigan
Mr. McCarney Mr. McCarney   See fewer
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Lloyd Corrigan
Dr. Pender Dr. Pender   See fewer
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John Kellogg
Bill Edison Bill Edison   See fewer
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Clem Bevans
Mr. Waddell Mr. Waddell   See fewer
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Eily Malyon
Miss Lavina Howard, School Teacher Miss Lavina Howard, School Teacher   See fewer
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Harry Shannon
Army Captain Brackett Army Captain Brackett   See fewer
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Ernie Adams
Passenger Buying Maple Sugar (uncredited) Passenger Buying Maple Sugar (uncredited)   See fewer
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Maude Allen
Woman Fainting at Downed Bridge (uncredited) Woman Fainting at Downed Bridge (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jessie Arnold
Woman at Station (uncredited) Woman at Station (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gertrude Astor
Train Passenger (uncredited) Train Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Polly Bailey
Woman at Station (uncredited) Woman at Station (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sherwood Bailey
Red, Joe's Friend (uncredited) Red, Joe's Friend (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Baxley
Man at Dingle's Store (uncredited) Man at Dingle's Store (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Beck
Bartender (uncredited) Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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Arthur Belasco
Telegrapher (uncredited) Telegrapher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sammy Blum
Train Passenger (uncredited) Train Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stanley Blystone
Army Officer on Train (uncredited) Army Officer on Train (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wade Boteler
Si Weaver (uncredited) Si Weaver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddy Chandler
Mr. Briggs (uncredited) Mr. Briggs (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Daley
Man at Station (uncredited) Man at Station (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leigh De Lacey
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John Webb Dillion
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Fern Emmett
Mrs. McCarney (uncredited) Mrs. McCarney (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Ferguson
Customer on the train (uncredited) Customer on the train (uncredited)   See fewer
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Budd Fine
Train Passenger (uncredited) Train Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Olin Howland
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Philip Hurlic
Black Boy at Tree (uncredited) Black Boy at Tree (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Ince
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Mitchell Ingraham
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Milton Kibbee
Baggage Man (uncredited) Baggage Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Del Lawrence
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Mitchell Lewis
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George Magrill
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Wally Maher
Man at Station (uncredited) Man at Station (uncredited)   See fewer
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Claire McDowell
Woman at Station (uncredited) Woman at Station (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frances Morris
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Emory Parnell
Bob (uncredited) Bob (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lee Phelps
Train Engineer Miller (uncredited) Train Engineer Miller (uncredited)   See fewer
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Victor Potel
Mr. Tompkins (uncredited) Mr. Tompkins (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mickey Rentschler
Johnny, Joe's Friend (uncredited) Johnny, Joe's Friend (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marion Sheldon
Train Passenger (uncredited) Train Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Buster Slaven
Boy at Tree (uncredited) Boy at Tree (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marvin Stephens
Frank Allen (uncredited) Frank Allen (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Strang
Army Officer (uncredited) Army Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Forrest Taylor
Train Passenger (uncredited) Train Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Thompson
Man at Station (uncredited) Man at Station (uncredited)   See fewer
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Spencer Tracy
Man Admiring Portrait of Thomas A. Edison (uncredited) Man Admiring Portrait of Thomas A. Edison (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Whitbeck
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Mr. Hodge (uncredited) Mr. Hodge (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.8 / 10 | 975 votes