The Young Philadelphians Overview:

The Young Philadelphians (1959) was a Drama - Film Adaptation Film directed by Vincent Sherman .

Academy Awards 1959 --- Ceremony Number 32 (source: AMPAS)

Best Supporting ActorRobert VaughnNominated
Best CinematographyHarry Stradling, Sr.Nominated
Best Costume DesignHoward ShoupNominated

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What’s most intriguing about The Young Philadelphians is how it manages to be a composite of several standalone genres. It’s a rags-to-riches tale. There’s romance. Stunning courtroom drama. But the sinew holding it together are sudsy soap opera tendencies. Like most any life, our ... Read full article

The Young Philadelphians (1959)

By Beatrice on Nov 14, 2016 From Flickers in Time

The Young Philadelphians Directed by Vincent Sherman Written by James Gunn from a novel by Richard Powell 1959/USA Warner Bros. First viewing/Amazon Instant Peyton Place meets courtroom drama. ?The standout is Robert Vaughn as a man brought low by the expectations of Main Line Philadelphia societ... Read full article

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Joan Dickinson: At least you have someplace to go.
Anthony Judson Lawrence: Haven't you?
Joan Dickinson: Are you kidding? I have no talents. Nothing. I was very well educated to be an idiot. And I was a very good student.

Chester A. 'Chet' Gwynn: Did you ever see a babe with two heads?
Anthony Judson Lawrence: No. Come on, call her!
Chester A. 'Chet' Gwynn: No.
Anthony Judson Lawrence: Come on, Chet.
Chester A. 'Chet' Gwynn: Tony.
Anthony Judson Lawrence: Two heads... then we can both talk to her! And she doesn't have to bring a friend!

Joan Dickinson: How do you want to handle this? Pleasant or unpleasant?
Carson, Construction Worker: What's the matter? Late for tea?
Joan Dickinson: All right. Unpleasant.

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