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Edison, the Man (1940) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Clarence Brown

Writing Credits  

Talbot Jennings ... (screen play) and
Bradbury Foote ... (screen play)
 
Dore Schary ... (original story) and
Hugo Butler ... (original story)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

Spencer Tracy ... Thomas A. Edison
Rita Johnson ... Mary Stilwell
Lynne Overman ... James G. 'Bunt' Cavatt
Charles Coburn ... General Powell
Gene Lockhart ... Mr. Taggart
Henry Travers ... Ben Els
Felix Bressart ... Michael Simon
Peter Godfrey ... Ashton
Guy D'Ennery ... Lundstrom
Byron Foulger ... Edwin Hall
Milton Parsons ... 'Acid' Graham
Arthur Aylesworth ... Jack Bigelow
Gene Reynolds ... Jimmy Price
Addison Richards ... Mr. Johnson
Grant Mitchell ... Snade
Paul Hurst ... Sheriff
George Lessey ... Toastmaster
Jay Ward Jay Ward ... John Schofield
Ann Gillis ... Nancy Grey
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Erville Alderson ... First Lecturer (uncredited)
Ernie Alexander Ernie Alexander ... Assistant (uncredited)
William Arnold William Arnold ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Hooper Atchley ... Broker (uncredited)
Irving Bacon ... Sheriff (uncredited)
Barbara Bedford ... General Powell's Nurse (uncredited)
Arthur Belasco Arthur Belasco ... Broker (uncredited)
Edward Biby ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Billy Bletcher ... Reporter (uncredited)
Harry C. Bradley ... Preacher (uncredited)
Harlan Briggs ... Bisbee (uncredited)
Fritzi Brunette ... Minor Role (uncredited)
John Butler ... Mechanic (uncredited)
James Carlisle James Carlisle ... Party Guest (uncredited)
George Chandler ... Gold Exchange Clerk (uncredited)
Howard Chase Howard Chase ... Minor Role (uncredited)
James Conaty James Conaty ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Jimmy Conlin ... Waiter (uncredited)
Nick Copeland Nick Copeland ... Reporter (uncredited)
Maurice Costello ... Broker (uncredited)
Nell Craig ... Woman (uncredited)
Jack Daley Jack Daley ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Edgar Dearing ... Policeman (uncredited)
Helen Dickson ... Minor Role (uncredited)
John Dilson ... Broker (uncredited)
Donald Douglas ... Jordan (uncredited)
Edward Earle ... Broker (uncredited)
Frank Faylen ... Galbreath (uncredited)
Walter Fenner Walter Fenner ... Man at Banquet (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Spectator at Testimonial (uncredited)
Eddie Gribbon ... Cashier (uncredited)
Hale Hamilton ... Broker (uncredited)
Sam Harris Sam Harris ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Edward Hearn ... Broker (uncredited)
Arthur Stuart Hull ... Broker (uncredited)
Harry Humphrey ... Broker (uncredited)
Edward Keane ... Lecturer (uncredited)
Eve Kendall Eve Kendall ... Marion Estelle Edison (uncredited)
Milton Kibbee ... Workman (uncredited)
Charles Lane ... Second Lecturer (uncredited)
Edward LeSaint ... Doctor (uncredited)
Carl M. Leviness ... Spectator at Alderman Meeting (uncredited)
Wilfred Lucas ... Broker (uncredited)
Tom Mahoney Tom Mahoney ... Policeman (uncredited)
Eric Mayne ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Philo McCullough ... Assistant (uncredited)
Ralph McCullough Ralph McCullough ... Reporter (uncredited)
George Meader George Meader ... Minister (uncredited)
Harold Minjir ... Blair (uncredited)
Bruce Mitchell Bruce Mitchell ... Coachman (uncredited)
Hans Moebus Hans Moebus ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Edmund Mortimer ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Forbes Murray ... Broker (uncredited)
Louis Natheaux ... Broker (uncredited)
Richard Neill ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Alex Novinsky Alex Novinsky ... Party Guest (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Waiter (uncredited)
George Ovey ... Lamplighter (uncredited)
Thomas Pogue Thomas Pogue ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Alexander Pollard ... Butler (uncredited)
Cyril Ring ... Reporter (uncredited)
Count Stefenelli Count Stefenelli ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Harry Strang ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Jackie Taylor Jackie Taylor ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Charles Trowbridge ... Clark (uncredited)
Emmett Vogan Emmett Vogan ... Secretary (uncredited)
Charles Waldron Charles Waldron ... First Commissioner (uncredited)
Frank Whitbeck Frank Whitbeck ... Trailer Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Joe Whitehead Joe Whitehead ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Lloyd Whitlock ... Broker (uncredited)
Robert Winkler ... Newsboy (uncredited)

Produced by 

John W. Considine Jr. ... producer
Orville O. Dull ... associate producer

Music by 

Herbert Stothart ... (musical score)

Cinematography by 

Harold Rosson ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

Fredrick Y. Smith ... film editor

Art Direction by 

Cedric Gibbons

Set Decoration by 

Edwin B. Willis ... (set decorations)

Costume Design by 

Gile Steele ... (costumes: men)
Dolly Tree ... (costumes: women)

Makeup Department 

Jack Dawn ... makeup creator

Production Management 

Jay Marchant ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Robert A. Golden ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department 

John S. Detlie ... associate art director

Sound Department 

Douglas Shearer ... recording director

Music Department 

Daniele Amfitheatrof ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Franz Waxman ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Eugene Zador ... composer: additional music (uncredited)

Additional Crew 

William A. Simonds ... technical advisor: The Edison Institute, Dearborn, Michigan
Norman R. Speiden ... technical advisor: director of historical research, Thomas A. Edison, Inc., West Orange, New Jersey
Crew verified as complete

See also

Release Dates | Official Sites | Company Credits | Filming & Production | Technical Specs

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