Young Tom Edison

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Young Tom Edison

inventor biography historical figure 19th century

Young Tom Edison

Release Date: March 15, 1940

Year    :   1940
Slogan    :   «This is a story of triumph.. the triumph of an American boy, who had courage, imagination and faith.»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Director    :   Norman Taurog
Producers    :   John W. Considine Jr., Orville O. Dull
Writers    :   Hugo Butler, Dore Schary, Bradbury Foote
RunTime    :   86 mins.

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.

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