The Young Philadelphians

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In this film, Tony Lawrence is an ambitious lawyer driven to success by his poor upbringing. He risks everything by defending a wealthy outcast accused of murder, uncovering a world of lies, stolen inheritance, sex, and murder among the upper crust of Philadelphia society.

Cast

Paul Newman
as Anthony Judson Lawrence / Narrator
Barbara Rush
as Joan Dickinson
Alexis Smith
as Carol Wharton
Brian Keith
as Mike Flanagan
Diane Brewster
as Kate Judson
Billie Burke
as Mrs. J.A. Allen
John Williams (II)
as Gil Dickinson
Robert Vaughn
as Chet Gwynn
Otto Kruger
as John M. Wharton
Paul Picerni
as Louis Donetti
Robert Douglas
as Morton Stearnes
Frank Conroy
as Dr. Shippen Stearnes
Adam West
as William Lawrence
Anthony Eisley
as Carter Henry
Richard Deacon
as George Archibald
Isobel Elsom
as Mrs. Lawrence
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Critic Reviews for The Young Philadelphians

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Audience Reviews for The Young Philadelphians

  • Jun 14, 2011
    This might be the most enjoyable, interesting and intriguing Paul Newman movie I have ever seen. Sure, you have The Hustler, Butch Cassidy, The Sting etc, but this movie really had such a great story and outstanding actors and performances.
    Sean G Super Reviewer
  • Jan 31, 2010
    A great cast, a great story, and great direction. It's a very interesting chronicle of early 50s mentality. You get to view it in two different forms, marriage and social classes. I think it's actually one of the first times the American lifestyle was threatened or criticized. Paul Newman is amazing as always and Barbara Rush was a great co-star. It's a beautiful looking film that puts as much effort into the film making process as the story.
    Conner R Super Reviewer
  • Sep 05, 2007
    slows a little towards the end but a fine film with a great small performance by Alexis Smith.
    jay n Super Reviewer

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