MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 85,176 this week

The Immortal Blacksmith (1944)

Approved  |   |  Short, Biography  |  20 May 1944 (USA)
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 20 users  
Reviews: 2 user

This Passing Parade short tells the true story of Vermont blacksmith and inventor Tom Davenport, who lived the first half of the 19th century. He purchased an electro-magnet, not sure what ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 1833 titles
created 18 Mar 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Immortal Blacksmith (1944)

The Immortal Blacksmith (1944) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Immortal Blacksmith.
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
John Nesbitt ...
Narrator (voice)
...
Pamela Blake ...
Emily Davenport
Hobart Cavanaugh ...
Oliver Davenport
Edit

Storyline

This Passing Parade short tells the true story of Vermont blacksmith and inventor Tom Davenport, who lived the first half of the 19th century. He purchased an electro-magnet, not sure what he would do with it. He eventually invented the modern electric motor. This is an unusual entry in the Passing Parade series, because the characters speak their own dialog, with narration at a minimum. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Biography

Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 May 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Passing Parade No. 47: The Immortal Blacksmith  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Follows Vendetta (1942) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Nice Short
6 June 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Immortal Blacksmith, The (1944)

*** (out of 4)

Another entry in John Nesbitt's Passing Parade series, which took a look at important people who many might have forgotten. This episode takes a look at Tom Davenport (Chill Wills), a poor blacksmith who wound up buying an electric magnet, which eventually led to the first electric motor. This series is quickly becoming one of my favorites due to how well made the films are and how interesting the actual stories are. As with most bios, I'm sure many liberties are taken with the stories but I really don't mind that because of how well told they are here. One big difference in this entry is that the actors get to speak their own dialogue. Most of the times you had Nesbitt's narration being the only thing you heard but that's cut down this time out and we get to see some of the acting. Wills, a character actor, does a very good job here and really captures ones heart with his uneducated, down to earth performance. The supporting players are very good as well and we get Nesbitt doing a good job on the narration he does do. The story itself is one I hadn't heard about before so it was certainly educational and kept me entertained.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Immortal Blacksmith (1944) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?