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Biography of celebrated American jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes.

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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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Oliver Wendell Holmes: [to Reynolds] It's a free country. Everybody's entitled to his opinion... even the President of the United States.
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A near-perfect historical biopic
2 December 2000 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Louis Calhern is superb as Oliver Wendell Holmes. The script is extraordinarily literate, and the historical conflicts seem every bit as important as they did at the time. Superbly directed and acted by all involved, this should be required viewing for all would-be lawyers.


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