• Young Tom Edison (1940)

Young Tom Edison

Release Date: March 15th, 1940

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 22 min

Plot Summary

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: Mickey Rooney, Fay Bainter, George Bancroft, Virginia Weidler, Eugene Pallette, Victor Kilian, Bobby Jordan, J.M. Kerrigan

Director: Norman Taurog

Genres: Biography

Production Co: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Distributors: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Keywords: Father, Fascinating, Office, Heartwarming, House, Growing up, Mother, Doctor, School