Edison the Man (MOD)

Spencer Tracy stars in this biography of Thomas Edison, the famous inventor who rose from poverty to invent the electric light bulb.


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Edison the Man (MOD)
 
4.6

(based on 10 reviews)

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Pros

  • Engaging characters (8)
  • Great story (7)
  • Broad appeal (6)
  • Epic cast (6)
  • Emotionally engaging (4)

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  • Adult viewers (6)
  • Younger viewers (6)
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4.0

Tracy As The Father Of Inventions.

By Nick at Nite

from San Mateo, CA

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Pros

  • Emotionally Engaging
  • Engaging Characters
  • Great Cinematography
  • Great Story

Cons

  • Limited Appeal
  • The Pros Outweigh Cons

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Comments about Edison the Man (MOD):

So who refined and perfected a system of filming and exhibiting motion pictures first? Popular opinion has so very often been divided between the Lumiere brothers of France and Thomas Alva Edison here in America. Since no filmmaker has ever envisioned or had the inclination to tell the story of the Lumieres, Edison's Oscar nominated bio seemed to be the more dramatic choice. And with Tracy in the lead, the net result is nothing short of outstanding.

 
5.0

The Man

By bear844

from Houston, TX

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Pros

  • Broad Appeal
  • Engaging Characters
  • Epic Cast
  • Great Story

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    Comments about Edison the Man (MOD):

    The Edison lab is really close to the Edison Lab at the Ford Museum in Deerfield, Mi. Ford and Edison were great friends and there is a sealed test tube there that is rumored to contain Edison's last breath before he died. Fantastic man and Spencer Tracy did a fine job portraying him.

     
    5.0

    Extremely Pleased

    By Shirley

    from Memphis, Tennessee

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    Pros

    • Epic Cast
    • Great Story

    Cons

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      • At Home

      Comments about Edison the Man (MOD):

      Service was great, very pleased with purchase

       
      5.0

      Great to have this movie on dvd!

      By Chris S.

      from Chippewa Falls, WI

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      Pros

      • Broad Appeal
      • Emotionally Engaging
      • Engaging Characters
      • Epic Cast
      • Great Story

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        Comments about Edison the Man (MOD):

        Fantastic! Another example from Warner Archive giving us a home video dvd of a forgotten film. This movie would have never seen the light of day without this offering. Picture quality and audio quality are surprisingly good on this dvd. Highly recommended! Thank you Warner!

         
        4.0

        New Begin

        By Johny

        from CA

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        Pros

        • Epic Cast

        Cons

        • Limited Appeal

        Best Uses

        • Family

        Comments about Edison the Man (MOD):

        Its great!!!

         
        4.0

        Solid Film Bio

        By William Ferry

        from Lake Hopatcong, NJ

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        • Broad Appeal
        • Engaging Characters
        • Great Story

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          Comments about Edison the Man (MOD):

          Excellent Tracy performance. Glad to see this on DVD...one of my favorites from my youth. Manages to avoid many film bio cliches; of course, this was from the day when American icons were wart-free. However, when book-ended with YOUNG TOM EDISON, you've got a great two-part "miniseries"!

           
          5.0

          Great old movie !!!

          By grumpy

          from el paso, tx.

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          Pros

          • Broad Appeal
          • Engaging Characters
          • Epic Cast
          • Great Story

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            Comments about Edison the Man (MOD):

            Movies are the greatest form of entertainment

             
            5.0

            ESSENTIAL AMERICAN HISTORY

            By DUTCHMAN

            from LILBURN, GA

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            Pros

            • Broad Appeal
            • Emotionally Engaging
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            • Epic Cast
            • Great Story

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              Comments about Edison the Man (MOD):

              [...], GREAT PRODUCT, [...]

               
              4.0

              Solid Spencer Tracy

              By smithpoet

              from Long Beach, CA

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              Pros

              • Broad Appeal
              • Emotionally Engaging
              • Engaging Characters

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                Comments about Edison the Man (MOD):

                Not as engaging as Young Tom Edison for young people but fairly compelling for grown ups. Interesting insight into how inventions were treated back then. Spencer Tracy solid and supporting cast excellent, especially the guy who plays Edison's old free-loading buddy.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A Historic Masterpiece

                By Jacob CML

                from Phoenix, AZ

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                Pros

                • Engaging Characters
                • Entertaining
                • Great Cinematography
                • High Production Value
                • Informative

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                  Comments about Edison the Man (MOD):

                  Edison the Man and its pre-quell Young Tom Edison are both historical masterpieces. Each had the best Actors cast for the role of Edison. The young Mickey Rooney for Edison in his childhood, and the magnificent Spencer Tracy as the mature and then aged Edison. This is a wonderful tribute to the life, success, struggles and perseverance of the greatest inventor in our day.

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