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Edison: The Wizard of Light (1998)

Not Rated | | Drama, Family | TV Movie
Escaping from the orphanage, young Jack Maloney stumbles into the lab of the world's greatest inventor, Thomas Edison, Together, the create the first motion pictures.

Director:

David Devine

Writer:

Heather Conkie
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3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kenneth Welsh ... Thomas Edison
Michal Suchánek ... Young Jack Maloney
Jesse Collins Jesse Collins ... Jack Maloney
David Storch ... William Dickson
Susannah Hoffmann Susannah Hoffmann ... Kate Cruthers
James Mainprize James Mainprize ... Eadweard Muybridge
John Liddle ... Delivery Man
R.D. Reid R.D. Reid ... Orphanage Man
Terry V. Hart Terry V. Hart ... Policeman #1
Allan Aarons Allan Aarons ... Fred Ott
Sarah Robichaud Sarah Robichaud ... Annabelle Whitford
Margery Lowe Margery Lowe ... Annie Oakley
Jennifer Rockett Jennifer Rockett ... Opera Singer
Rogue Johnston Rogue Johnston ... Sheik Hadji Tahar
Monica Munn Monica Munn ... Madame Bertoldi
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"Edison: The Wizard of Light" is a fictional account of how Thomas Edison takes under his wing an orphan named Jack who becomes his assistant at his Invention Factory. Jack grows up to become a user of one of Edison's inventions - the movie camera, i.e., Jack becomes a filmmaker and moves out of the Invention Factory. Written by Sundar Narayan <doctorsundar@hotmail.com>

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Drama | Family

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Not Rated
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Edison, a fény varázslója See more »

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Devine Entertainment See more »
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It's time for a fact-based film about the myth of Thomas Edison
19 April 2006 | by simpsonsfan62See all my reviews

Thomas Edison DID NOT invent the light bulb. Thomas Edison DID NOT invent the movie camera. In fact, Edison himself invented very little during his lifetime, took credit for the ideas and inventions of others and most of his patents were little more than improvements on already existing products.

This movie is one of many in a long line of twaddle that further cements the idea that Thomas Edison was a great inventor. He was not. Watch this movie and all other that purport to be about Thomas Edison with a grain of salt.

And if you are a young filmmaker looking for a great idea for a movie, consider the real life story of the invention of the movie camera. It was created by William Dickson, an Edison employee. Edison had absolutely no concept of how the movie industry would take off.

Now that's a movie!


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