The Young Philadelphians (1959)
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as Anthony Judson Lawrence / Narrator
as Joan Dickinson
as Carol Wharton
as Mike Flanagan
as Kate Judson
as Mrs. J.A. Allen
as Gil Dickinson
as Chet Gwynn
as John M. Wharton
as Louis Donetti
as Morton Stearnes
as Dr. Shippen Stearnes
as William Lawrence
as Carter Henry
as Carter Henry
as George Archibald
as Mrs. Lawrence
Critic Reviews for The Young Philadelphians
The trials and tribulations of the rich, like those of the poor, can be undramatic.
The sudsy flavor of old-fashioned daytime serials is often prominent in this overlong high-society drama but the job is done with a lot of skill throughout.
Paul Newman gives a strong performance in Vincent Sherman's glossy melodrama about a young, cynical, ambitious man, born on the wrong side of the tracks but determined to change his lot.
Based on a very popular novel, the film is a competent but undistinguished adaptation that breathes only through the presence of its dynamic star.
Smart drama featuring Paul Newman in early role.
Audience Reviews for The Young Philadelphians
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.
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.
slows a little towards the end but a fine film with a great small performance by Alexis Smith.