Edison, the Man

Synopsis: Hoored at a banquet for his sixty year career as an inventor, scientist, and businessman, 89 year old Thomas Alva Edison reflects back on his long career, which includes such achievements as the stock market ticker, the phonograph, the light bulb, and the motion picture.
Genre: Biography, Drama
Director(s): Clarence Brown
Production: MGM
 
IMDB:
7.1
Rotten Tomatoes:
80%
PASSED
Year:
1940
107 min
127 Views


- How are you? - How old are you my friend?

As ever in my life.

Good. What are you doing? Are you coming or going?

Well, I'm leaving.

You can not do that, I just got here.

It is suggested Uncle Ben said he could stay if he worked.

Look at what you want it to work.

I am telegrapher. A man has to set some limits.

- And the job you promised me? - You should not work in New York,

This city is not good for you.

Skyscrapers haunt the spirit and soul.

How are you going to torment my soul?

I always wanted to come to New York. I am here and I will stay.

- Has anyone died? What does it smell like? - Oh, that's, that's ...

- Is your vote count device. - I did not know it was that bad.

All is not bad, they did not accept the project but used it with great success,

- It is good for aging whiskey. - Aging whiskey?

It seems that is frying eggs.

Just pass electricity through him and in 10 minutes you whiskey 10 years.

That's all over, it was my first and last invention.

You're not serious, Tom.

That'll teach me not to invent what people do not want.

- Do not worry, get out of here. - No, I want to stay in New York.

You are not ready to settle down.

You're the best telegrapher country.

Almost. You can get a job anywhere.

- Then there's the phone. - Even the telegraph needed.

Take my advice and stay well.

- Well, maybe ... - Your place is in San Francisco.

San Francisco you need.

- Here's a ticket. - Thank you for the advice.

Well, goodbye, Uncle Ben. If I happen something you'll regret.

Well, you do not have any money?

Help yourself.

- I'll take the five. - Are you sure you will not need more?

No, this will suffice. Well, goodbye Tom.

I leave you with Uncle Ben. You can follow my steps, you'll be fine.

Uncle Ben, if you hold that whiskey, you can stay with him.

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Talbot Jennings

Talbot Jennings (August 24, 1894 – May 30, 1985) was an American playwright and screenwriter. He was nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Writing and Screenplay, for Mutiny on the Bounty in 1935 and Anna and the King of Siam in 1946. more…

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