This entertaining biography about two years in the boyhood of Menlo Park inventor Thomas A. Edison is made thoroughly enjoyable due to an energetic performance by Mickey Rooney. Rooney brings warmth and vitality to the title role as he goes about upsetting other people's lives with his
experiments. He is branded crazy by his parents, teachers, and peers, but, when his mother falls ill, his inquisitive mind comes up with the very trick the doctor needs to perform a delicate operation. An enthusiastic film about an all-American boy who became a worldwide legend, this picture is
perfect for children who are used to historical figures being portrayed as cardboard cutou...