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Elizabeth Kenny, as a young nurse out in the Australian bush discovers an effective treatment for polio, but can't get official recognition or sanction for her techniques and theories. For ... See full summary »
Golden is a two-bit gambler who has promised wife Virginia he'll quit when he makes $200,000. When he fixes a fight he gets mobster Mossiter mad, then loses his fortune to him. He pawns his... See full summary »
Edwin J. Burke
Studio mechanics built a replica of Fulton's two-cycle engine and paddle-wheel of the Clermont, following notes in his diaries. The studio also built 3 huge sailing ships and 25 smaller boats for the production. See more »
Why, you dribblin' young pup - I'll break you in two!
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Who Is the Beau of the Belle Of New York
Music and Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Performed by Tyler Brooke and joined by Alice Faye and other dancing patrons of Krausmeyer's Pavillion See more »
Thoroughly enjoyable story of Robert Fulton's Breakthrough Invention
Richard Greene and Alice Faye are extremely likeable in this memorable movie about "Fulton's Folly" and his eventual success with the Steam Engine driven Paddle boat. An invention that changed America and contributed greatly to the prosperity of the newly independent America.
It is a shame that Greene, though he did achieve some fame, did not achieve the name status his debonair looks and likeable charm deserved.
Fred MacMurray, Andy Devine, Ward Bond and Fritz Feld have wonderful smaller roles. The perfect music of Alfred Newman gives each moment just the right effect and feeling.
I recommend this movie even if one already knows what the ending shall bring. History told this enjoyably affords us the chance to relive the wonderful moments in the struggles necessary to bring about man's achievements.
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