Young Tom Edison (1940)


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This film follows the teenage years of brilliant inventor Thomas Alva Edison (Mickey Rooney) as the young man troubles his family and his school teachers with his great quest for knowledge.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Hugo Butler, Bradbury Foote, Dore Schary
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 10, 1993
Warner Home Video



as Tom Edison

as Samuel Edison

as Tannie Edison

as Mrs. Samuel Edison

as Mr. Nelson

as Mr. Dingle

as Joe Dingle

as Mr. McCarney

as Dr. Pender

as Bill Edison

as Mr. Waddell

as Schoolteacher

as Capt. Brackett

as Captain Brackett
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Audience Reviews for Young Tom Edison

good bio-pic part one MGM bought the story of edison and split his life into 2 pics this and the spencer tracey pic


Very entertaining biography of Thomas Edison in his early years. Loosely (very) based on fact, but enjoyable anyway. Mickey Rooney is his usual very energetic self, Virginia Weidler gives great support.

James Higgins

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