The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (The Modern Miracle)

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This fictionalized biography of the famed American inventor's life begins in 1873 Boston as Bell endeavors to teach deaf people to speak in the manner invented by his father. When not teaching, Bell tinkers with his various inventions. Opportunity knocks when Bell is befriended by an aristocratic fellow.


Don Ameche
as Alexander Graham Bell
Loretta Young
as Mrs. Mabel Hubbard Bell
Henry Fonda
as Thomas Watson
Charles Coburn
as Gardner Hubbard
Spring Byington
as Mrs. Hubbard
Gene Lockhart
as Thomas Sanders
Sally Blane
as Gertrude Hubbard
Polly Ann Young
as Grace Hubbard
Georgiana Young
as Berta Hubbard
Bobs Watson
as George Sanders
Paul Stanton
as Chauncey Smith
Jonathan Hale
as President of Western Union
Beryl Mercer
as Queen Victoria
Elizabeth Patterson
as Mrs. McGregor
Charles Trowbridge
as George Pollard
Zeffie Tilbury
as Mrs. Sanders
Jan Duggan
as Mrs. Winthrop
Harry Tyler
as Doc Elliott
George Guhl
as Mr. Winthrop
Mary Field
as Piano Player
Dave Morris
as Telegrapher
Jack Kelly
as Banker's Son
Landers Stevens
as Manager of North Eastern Telephone Exchange
John Graham Spacey
as Sir John Cowell
Dick Elliott
as Man Who Laughs
Jack Walsh
as James J. Starrow
Charles Tannen
as Court Clerk
Otto Hoffman
as Pawnbroker
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  • Apr 18, 2015
    Don Ameche does his best to get us to give a damn about his efforts to create the first version of perhaps the most omnipresent bit of technology in the world today, but he is hogtied by the insistence of the powers that were to focus on Loretta Young as the love interest. Fonda's part is not worth mentioning as his assistant, Watson. Only Charles Coburn manages to escape the prerequisite confines of this bio-schlockfest.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer

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