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The Young Philadelphians (1959)

 -  Drama  -  30 May 1959 (USA)
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Up and coming, young lawyer Anthony Lawrence faces several ethical and emotional dilemmas as he climbs the Philadelphia social ladder. His personal and professional skills are tested as he ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Anthony Judson Lawrence
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Joan Dickinson
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Carol Wharton
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Mike Flanagan
Diane Brewster ...
Kate Judson Lawrence
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Mrs. J. Arthur Allen
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Gilbert Dickinson
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Chester A. Gwynn
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John Marshall Wharton
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Louis Donetti
Robert Douglas ...
Uncle Morton Stearnes
Frank Conroy ...
Doctor Shippen Stearnes
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Bill Lawrence
Anthony Eisley ...
Carter Henry (as Fred Eisley)
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George Archibald
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Up and coming, young lawyer Anthony Lawrence faces several ethical and emotional dilemmas as he climbs the Philadelphia social ladder. His personal and professional skills are tested as he tries to balance the needs of his fiance Joan, the expectations of his colleagues and his own obligation to defend his friend Chester on a murder count. Written by Mike Welsch <mike.welsch@bull.com>

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Guilty secrets. Shocking scandals. All in a day's work for on Philadelphian lawyer.

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30 May 1959 (USA)  »

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The Philadelphian  »

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No butler would ever invite ridicule by dressing in his butler uniform while testifying in court. See more »

Quotes

Anthony Judson Lawrence: This isn't very conducive to sensible thinking. I better go back before...
Joan Dickinson: I don't want sensible thinking!
Anthony Judson Lawrence: Neither do I.
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The Kiss Waltz
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Music by Joseph A. Burke
Played on piano at the Dickinson party
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By hook or crook, how does a high tone lawyer do it?
24 January 2000 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

In great form, Paul Newman plays a young lawyer doing what is needed to land a job with a big law firm. Another priority is to impress a woman blessed with beauty and money. Underhanded schemes are fair in love and law. A very interesting two hours of drama with excellent cast: Barbara Rush, Brian Keith, Alexis Smith and Robert Vaughn. Vincent Sherman directs.


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