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The Story of Alexander Graham Bell Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

This fictionalized biography of the famed American inventor's life provided actor Don Ameche with his signature role. For years after its release, people even referred to the telephone as "an Ameche." The story begins in 1873 Boston as Bell endeavors to teach deaf people to speak in the manner invented by his father. When not teaching, Bell tinkers with his various inventions. Opportunity knocks when Bell is befriended by an aristocratic fellow (Charles Coburn) who wants Bell to help teach his daughter (Loretta Young) to speak. Bell agrees and falls in love with her. It is she who inspires and encourages him to invent the telephone, while it is young Watson (Henry Fonda) who assists him. After they meet with success, the inventors must do battle in court with Western Union, the company that held the patent to the telegraph. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Cast

Don Ameche
as Alexander Graham Bell
Loretta Young
as Mabel Hubbard Bell
Henry Fonda
as Tom Watson
Charles Coburn
as Gardner Hubbard
Gene Lockhart
as Thomas Sanders
Spring Byington
as Mrs. Hubbard
Sally Blane
as Gertrude Hubbard
Russell Hicks
as Barrows
Paul Stanton
as Chauncey Smith
Jonathan Hale
as President of Western Union
Harry Davenport
as Judge
Elizabeth Patterson
as Mrs. McGregor
Charles Trowbridge
as George Pollard
Jan Duggan
as Mrs. Winthrop
Beryl Mercer
as Queen Victoria
Tyler Brooke
as Singer
Claire Du Brey
as Landlady
Dick Elliott
as Man Who Laughs
Edmund Elton
as Banker
Mary Field
as Piano Player
George Guhl
as Mr. Winthrop
Otto Hoffman
as Pawnbroker
Warren Jackson
as Singer
Jack Kelly
as Banker's Son
Landers Stevens
as Manager of North Eastern Telephone Exchange
Charles Tannen
as Clerk of Court
Zeffie Tilbury
as Mrs. Sanders
Harry Tyler
as Doc Elliott
Lillian West
as Nurse
Beryl Mercer
as Queen Victoria
Lillian West
as Nurse
Charles Tannen
as Clerk of Court
George Guhl
as Mr. Winthrop
Charles Trowbridge
as George Pollard
Warren Jackson
as Singer
Harry Tyler
as Doc Elliott
Edmund Elton
as Banker
Claire Du Brey
as Landlady
Zeffie Tilbury
as Mrs. Sanders
Landers Stevens
as Manager of North Eastern Telephone Exchange
Dick Elliott
as Man Who Laughs
Elizabeth Patterson
as Mrs. McGregor
Otto Hoffman
as Pawnbroker
Jack Kelly
as Banker's Son
Tyler Brooke
as Singer
Mary Field
as Piano Player
Jan Duggan
as Mrs. Winthrop

Crew

Irving Cummings
Director
Darryl F. Zanuck
Producer
Lamar Trotti
Screenwriter
Leon Shamroy
Cinematographer
Louis Silvers
Composer (Music Score)
Louis Silvers
Musical Direction/Supervision
Walter Thompson
Editor
Kenneth MacGowan
Associate Producer
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