Young Man with Ideas

Young Man with Ideas

Glenn Ford
Director: Mitchell Leisen Cast: Glenn Ford
Glenn Ford
, Ruth Roman
Ruth Roman
, Denise Darcel
Denise Darcel
Mitchell Leisen


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The Young Man with Ideas in this MGM production is idealistic lawyer Maxwell Webster (Glenn Ford). Too self-effacing for his own good, Webster vegetates in Montana with his wife Julie (Ruth Roman) and children for nearly 10 years before starting life anew in California. Living penuriously while studying for his California bar exam, Webster tries out several moneymaking schemes, most of which come acropper. Along the way, he inadvertently gets involved with a bookie ring, culminating in a climactic courtroom scene wherein Webster defends himself -- and surprise, he doesn't have a fool for a client. In typical Hollywood fashion, the script requires the talented Ruth Roman to express jealousy when a brace of lovely females played by Nina Foch and Denise Darcel briefly set their caps for the ingenuous Glenn Ford.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/29/2014
UPC: 0888574055936
Original Release: 1952
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:24:00
Sales rank: 39,739

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Glenn Ford Maxwell Webster
Ruth Roman Julie Webster
Denise Darcel Dorianne Gray
Nina Foch Joyce Laramie
Donna Corcoran Caroline Webster
Ray Collins Edmund Jethrow
Mary Wickes Mrs. Gilpin
Bobby Diamond Willis Gilpin
Sheldon Leonard Brick Davis
Carl Milletaire Tux Cullery
Curtis Cooksey Judge Jennings
Fay Roope Kyle Thornhill
John Call Bushy-Haired Man
Nadene Ashdown Susan Webster
Wilton Graff Mr. Cardy
Martha Wentworth Mrs. Hammerty
Karl (Killer) Davis Punchy
Selmar Jackson Actor
Jean Acker Party Guest
Bess Flowers Party Guest
Isabel Randolph Party Guest
Emmett Vogan Party Guest
Dick Wessel Eddie Tasling
Will Wright Party Guest
Cameron Grant Party Guest

Technical Credits
Mitchell Leisen Director
Ben Barzman Screenwriter
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Arnold A. Gillespie Special Effects
Sydney Guilaroff Special Effects
Hugh Hunt Set Decoration/Design
Arthur Lonergan Art Director
Gottfried Reinhardt Producer
David Rose Score Composer
Joseph Ruttenberg Cinematographer
Arthur Sheekman Screenwriter
Frederick Y. Smith Editor
William J. Tuttle Makeup
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design
William H. Wright Producer

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