Spencer Tracy and George Meader in a Movie Still from "Edison, The Man," 1939Add to Set
United States, Michigan, Dearborn
Demonstrations (Presentation events)
Motion pictures (Visual works)
Edison, the man (Motion picture)
Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931
By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center
From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.
Paper (Fiber product)
Gelatin silver process
Height: 8 in
Width: 10 in
printed on back: "A MINISTER IS SURPRISED...Thomas Edison (Spencer Tracy) / astounds a minister (George Meader) in this scene for /Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's "Edison, the Man" by turning the / handle of his talking machine and playing back the group / of tongue-twisting Biblical names which the minister in- / sisted upon speaking into the horn to see if the machine / was only a trick of ventriloquism. This scene takes place / at a demonstration on the lower floor of Edison's Menlo / Park Laboratory and the event actually took place in / Edison's career with the phonograph. Clarence Brown / directs the film, produced by John W. Considine, Jr."