The Magnificent Yankee

  • 1950
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Biography

A quiet, excellent rendering of Lavery's long-running Broadway play (which also starred Calhern), THE MAGNIFICENT YANKEE is the story of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. and his rise to the acme of American jurisprudence. In following his career, the movie charts contemporary history, but without neglecting Holmes's personal life, particularly his touching relationship...read more

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The Magnificent Yankee - Official Trailer
01:49 — When 61-year-old Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. arrives in Washington DC in 1902 to take his seat on the Supreme Court, he worries that he may be to old to (more…)

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  • Review: A quiet, excellent rendering of Lavery's long-running Broadway play (which also starred Calhern), THE MAGNIFICENT YANKEE is the story of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. and his rise to the acme of American jurisprudence. In following his career, the movie chart… (more)

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