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The Young Philadelphians (1959)

Approved | | 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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Joan Dickinson
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Carol Wharton
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Mike Flanagan
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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
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Doctor Shippen Stearnes
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Bill Lawrence
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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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At the very end of the film when Paul Newman and Barbara Rush are walking out of the courtroom they're holding each others backs and in the next shot they're holding hands. See more »

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Anthony Judson Lawrence: I just learned the rules of the game.
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When Irish I eyes Are Smiling
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Music by Ernest Ball
Lyrics by Chauncey Olcott and George Graff
sung by Brian Keith and unidentified actress
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Out-Dated, But Great Rainy Night Entertainment
27 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Young Philadelpians which was made in 1959 is tame by today's standards; out-dated for sure. Yet, when it was made it was not only controversial, but very daring for it's time; dealing with homosexuality, child-birth out of wed-lock, mental illness, adultery, suicide and alcohol abuse.

Paul Newman was out-standing in the role of Anthony Judson Lawrence, a career driven lawyer, whose mother is hiding a deep dark secret. Newman is at his physical prime; handsome and lean. Everyone in this classic black and white soap opera was great. Just a really entertaining rainy night movie.


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