The Magnificent Yankee
The Magnificent Yankee (1950)

Louis Calhern repeats his Broadway role as Chief Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes in this 1950 cinemazation of Emmet Lavery's stage play The Magnificent Yankee. The film is for the most part confined to the Holmes home in Washington, where… More

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DVD Release Date: November 10, 1993
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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Low key near-documentary biopic, with interesting sidelights in US history and culture.

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

So inoffensive and so insignificant, it makes you wonder why a film version of Emmet Lavery's play was either desired or delivered...there's just no apparent motive.

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jay nixon
Very enjoyable bio-pic with a light touch to the material a great help from making it seem like a history lesson. Louis Calhern is simply great in the title… More