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The Magnificent Yankee (1950)

Louis Calhern as "Oliver Wendell Holmes"

Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes (Louis Calhern) spends his leisure time at his home, where he entertains guests with the assistance of his loving wife, Fanny (Ann Harding). His most trusted friend is Judge Louis Brandeis (Eduard Franz), with whom he spends hours debating the law. When Fanny dies, Holmes is heartbroken and aimless, but he finds direction again by dedicating himself to his court duties and teaching the Harvard law clerks who come to work for him.

Academy Award (1950) Nominated Best Actor
Golden Globe (1950) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama


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