About the film
inventor biography historical figure 19th century
Young Tom Edison
Release Date: March 15, 1940
|Slogan||:||«This is a story of triumph.. the triumph of an American boy, who had courage, imagination and faith.»|
|Producers||:||John W. Considine Jr., Orville O. Dull|
|Writers||:||Hugo Butler, Dore Schary, Bradbury Foote|
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 relationship between Tom and his father. Tom's only solace is his understanding mother who believes he's headed to do great things.