The Young Philadelphians Poster

Release Date: 1959

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 16 min

Plot Summary
Tony Lawrence (Paul Newman) inherited his late father's name but not his fortune. His single mother (Diane Brewster) pushes Tony towards upward mobility. He studies law and postpones marriage to his sweetheart, Joan (Barbara Rush), to further his career. The higher he climbs on the social ladder, the less ethical Tony grows, poaching a client (Billie Burke) and seducing his boss' wife (Alexis Smith). When called to defend an old friend (Robert Vaughn), Tony is caught in a moral dilemma.

Cast: Paul Newman, Barbara Rush, Alexis Smith, Brian Keith, Diane Brewster, Billie Burke, John Williams, Robert Vaughn

Director: Vincent Sherman

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Warner Bros.

Keywords: Rise, Brash, Mother, 1950s, Temptation, House, Melodramatic


Nominated Costume Design (Black-and-White)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Cinematography (Black-and-White)