Approved | 1h 26min | Biography, Drama | 15 March 1940 (USA)
Inventor Thomas Edison's boyhood is chronicled and shows him as a lad whose early inventions and scientific experiments usually end up causing disastrous results. As a result, the towns folk all think Tom is crazy, and creating a strained relationship between Tom and his father. Toms only solace is his understanding mother who believes he's headed to do great things.
Director: Norman Taurog
Writers: Bradbury Foote (original screenplay), Dore Schary (original screenplay)
Stars: Mickey Rooney, Fay Bainter, George Bancroft