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The Magnificent Yankee (1950)

Biography of celebrated American jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes.

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Biography of celebrated American jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes.

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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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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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