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Biography of celebrated American jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes.

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Annie Gough, Holmes' Housekeeper
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Reynolds, Secretary
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Baxter, Secretary (as Guy Anderson)
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Biography of celebrated American jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes.

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20 December 1950 (USA)  »

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Nobre Rebelde  »

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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 19, 1952 with Ann Harding and Louis Calhern reprising their film roles. See more »

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[referring to President Theodore Roosevelt]
Oliver Wendell Holmes: He said, among other things, that he could carve a judge with more backbone out of a banana.
Fanny Bowditch Holmes: [outraged] Well, the very idea!
Graham, reporter for Boston Transcript: Is there any statement, Mrs. Holmes, that you would make?
Fanny Bowditch Holmes: Yes, Mr. Graham, there is.
Oliver Wendell Holmes: Fanny...
Fanny Bowditch Holmes: You may say that we adore dear Mr. Roosevelt at all times -
Graham, reporter for Boston Transcript: Adore, Mrs. Holmes?
Fanny Bowditch Holmes: Yes, Mr. Graham, we adore everything about him... except his taste in bananas.
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Magnificent!!
6 March 2003 | by (Santa Maria, CA) – See all my reviews

I had never seen this film before until I saw it on TCM TV the other day. It is really an extraordinarly drama of the life of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes portrayed by Louis Calhoun and his wife played by Ann Harding, and directed by John Sturges. Judge Lewis Brandeis is played by Eduard Franz. Holmes always wanted a son and he called all 30 of his secretaries "his sons". One of the sons I recognized but just couldn't think of his name, so I looked it up; sure enough he was played by child actor Jimmy Lydon whom I always loved in films. Lydon played the part of Secretary Clinton. This truly is a well acted and enjoyable biography. Highly recommended!


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