The Story of Alexander Graham Bell Movie Review 1939

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Lavish Fox biography on the inventor of the telephone provided Ameche with his most popular role. He's a serious Scot who comes to Boston to teach speech to the deaf and falls in love with the rich, beautiful and hearing impaired Young (whose three sisters, Georgianna, Polly Ann, and Sally are also in the film). Thanks to Young's rich daddy (Coburn), Bell gets the money to work on his invention, aided by enthusiastic assistant Watson (Fonda). No, it's not an entirely accurate retelling but it's well-done.


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Available on VHS
Running time 97 minutes.

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Biopics: Science/Medical, Inventors & Inventions, Deafness, Period Piece: 19th Century
Lamar Trotti
Don Ameche, Loretta Young, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn, Spring Byington, Gene Lockhart, Sally Blane, Polly Ann Young, Georgianna Young, Bobs Watson, Jonathan Hale, Harry Davenport
Leon Shamroy
Irving Cummings
Darryl F. Zanuck, 20th Century-Fox

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