Edison, the Man (1940)

In flashback, fifty years after inventing the light bulb, an 82-year-old Edison tells his story starting at age twenty-two with his arrival in New York. He's on his way with invention of an early form of stock market ticker.

Directing:
  • Clarence Brown

Writing:
  • Talbot Jennings
  • Bradbury Foote
  • Dore Schary

Stars:
Release Date: 1940-05-10
themoviedb icon 6.4/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 107
Billy Bletcher
Billy Bletche...
Reporter
Charles Trowbridge
Charles Trowb...
Clark
Nell Craig
Nell Craig
Woman
Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
Thomas A. Edison
Addison Richards
Addison Richa...
Mr. Johnson
Frank Faylen
Frank Faylen
Galbreath
Forbes Murray
Forbes Murray
Broker
Louis Natheaux
Louis Natheau...
Broker
Lynne Overman
Lynne Overman
Bunt Cavatt
George Chandler
George Chandl...
Gold Exchange Clerk
Charles Lane
Charles Lane
Second Lecturer
Irving Bacon
Irving Bacon
Sheriff
Grant Mitchell
Grant Mitchel...
Snade
Charles Coburn
Charles Cobur...
General Powell
Rita Johnson
Rita Johnson
Mary Stilwell
Gene Lockhart
Gene Lockhart
Mr. Taggart
Henry Travers
Henry Travers
Ben Els
Felix Bressart
Felix Bressar...
Michael Simon
Peter Godfrey
Peter Godfrey
Ashton
Byron Foulger
Byron Foulger
Edwin Hall
Milton Parsons
Milton Parson...
'Acid' Graham
Gene Reynolds
Gene Reynolds
Jimmy Price
Paul Hurst
Paul Hurst
Sheriff
Ann Gillis
Ann Gillis
Nancy Grey
Erville Alderson
Erville Alder...
First Lecturer
Hooper Atchley
Hooper Atchle...
Broker
Jimmy Conlin
Jimmy Conlin
Waiter
Maurice Costello
Maurice Coste...
Broker
Edgar Dearing
Edgar Dearing
Policeman
Donald Douglas
Donald Dougla...
Jordan
Eddie Gribbon
Eddie Gribbon
Cashier
Hale Hamilton
Hale Hamilton
Broker
Edward Hearn
Edward Hearn
Broker
Edward Keane
Edward Keane
Lecturer
Edward LeSaint
Edward LeSain...
Doctor
William H. O'Brien
William H. O'...
Waiter
Cyril Ring
Cyril Ring
Reporter
Harry Strang
Harry Strang
Minor Role
Charles Waldron
Charles Waldr...
First Commissioner
Lloyd Whitlock
Lloyd Whitloc...
Broker
Wilfred Lucas
Wilfred Lucas
Broker
Milton Kibbee
Milton Kibbee
Workman
George Lessey
George Lessey
Toastmaster
Frank Whitbeck
Frank Whitbec...
Trailer Narrator (voice)
Guy D'Ennery
Guy D'Ennery
Lundstrom
Arthur Aylesworth
Arthur Aylesw...
Bigelow
Edward Biby
Edward Biby
Party Guest
Harry C. Bradley
Harry C. Brad...
Preacher
Harlan Briggs
Harlan Briggs
Bisbee
John Butler
John Butler
Mechanic
John Dilson
John Dilson
Broker
Edward Earle
Edward Earle
Broker
Harry Humphrey
Harry Humphre...
Broker
Eric Mayne
Eric Mayne
Party Guest
Emmett Vogan
Emmett Vogan
Secretary
Robert Winkler
Robert Winkle...
Newsboy
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