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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
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
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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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[Mrs. Allen welcomes Anthony Lawrence to a society cocktail party]
Mrs. J. Arthur Allen: Well, here you are at last. Everyone's here to meet you, including some I thought were dead.
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Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
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Young Lawyers.
9 November 2013 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Vincent Sherman directed this long but interesting drama that stars Paul Newman as Anthony Judson Lawrence, an ambitious young man in Philadelphia society who rises from construction foreman to law school student with a good offer of employment that is interrupted by the Korean War, which sees Tony distinguish himself even more. After his discharge, he resumes his successful career, finding love along the way. There is a sad development when old friend(and fellow war veteran) 'Chet'(played by Robert Vaughn) has fallen on hard times, now an alcoholic accused of murder, and wanting Anthony to defend him, despite his inexperience... Despite the potential simple soap opera story, this is a well acted and written film that is surprisingly interesting. Glossy but entertaining.


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