Young Tom Edison

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During the 1860s, Tom Edison (Mickey Rooney) is a precocious boy with a penchant for mischief. After setting off a smoke bomb, he is expelled from his school to the dismay of his father, Samuel (George Bancroft). However, Tom's mother, Nancy (Fay Bainter), knows that he is incredibly gifted. After Tom rescues a young boy from an oncoming train, the boy's father, Mr. McCarney (J.M. Kerrigan), offers him a job in a telegraph office, where's he's finally given a chance to prove himself.

Cast & Crew

Mickey Rooney
Thomas Edison
Fay Bainter
Nancy Edison
George Bancroft
Samuel Edison
Virginia Weidler
Tannie Edison
Bobby Jordan
Joe "Joey" Dingle
J.M. Kerrigan
Mr. McCarney
John Kellogg
Bill Edison
Edward Ward
Original Music
Sidney Wagner
Cinematographer
Elmo Veron
Film Editor
Cedric Gibbons
Art Direction
Edwin B. Willis
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