In the 1930s and early 40s, fans flocked to biopics. So Hollywood had a great idea: take the stars of Boys Town and reteam them with a twist to tell the compelling life story of Americas greatest inventor, Thomas Edison. So Mickey Rooney portrayed Young Tom Edison and Spencer Tracy headlined Edison, the Man. The films opened two months apart, and each garnered huge, enthusiastic audiences. In this tale of Edisons youth, Toms scientific curiosity and experiments gone wrong are subjects of scorn inhis hometownand in his family. Tom shows heroism in the face of great danger, and even invents a device to help the doctor save his mothers life. But will that be enough to win over the folks who call him addled? **Please be aware that this is a manufactured on demand disc that was created using a DVD-R disc. It should play in all standard DVD players.