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Edison, the Man


In 1940, MGM turned out two films on the life of Thomas Alva Edison.The first, , starred Mickey Rooney and trotted out all the old Edison folklore, including the now-discredited incident in which Tom loses his hearing by being yanked onto a train by his ears. Edison the Man, starring Spencer Tracy in the title role, downplays certain inconvenient facts (including Edison's...more

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