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The Story of Alexander Graham Bell

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The Story of Alexander Graham Bell

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
performer:
Don Ameche, Loretta Young
genre:
Drama

We gave it a C+

On video for the first time, The Story of Alexander Graham Bell recounts the early struggles of ”Alec” Bell (Don Ameche), a penniless inventor who creates the first telephone while courting his deaf-but-beautiful wife (Loretta Young). Despite being annoyingly self-righteous, Bell comes off as the embodiment of good ol’ Yankee know-how and stick-to-itiveness. In other words, he’s too good to be true. Much more fun is Henry Fonda as Bell’s always griping partner, Thomas Watson. Whenever Fonda’s on screen, this Hollywood history lesson almost comes to life. C+

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