Young Tom Edison

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Young Tom Edison ★★½ 1940

Two teenaged years in the life of Thomas Alva Edison, as he drives his family crazy with his endless experiments on his way to becoming the famed inventor. Rooney manages to be enthusiastic without being overwhelming. Followed by “Edison the Man,” with Spencer Tracy in the adult role. 82m/B VHS . Mickey Rooney, Fay Bainter, George Bancroft, Virginia Weidler, Eugene Pallette, Victor Kilian, Bobby Jordan, Lloyd Corrigan; D: Norman Taurog; W: Dore Schary, Bradbury Foote, Hugo Butler.