Mr. Whitney Had a Notion (1949)

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Eli Whitney is arguably best remembered for inventing the cotton gin. However, those in the know may argue that his most useful contribution to the world is an idea, one he was able to put ... See full summary »

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Gerald Mayer


John Nesbitt

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12 June 1999 | mychal
An oldie but not so goody
I am going to have to say that "Mr. Whitney" was quite the stereotypical dimple of an old movie. What i mean by this is, the sound was horrible, the jokes were old and no longer are considered humorous in this day in age, and the special effects were nil. Yet while "Mr. Whitney" is an OLD film, it did make me smile a few times at its overstuffedness. Lloyd Bridges was the only shining portion of this piece. While the humor in the lead character's mostly grouchiness was not lost on me, it was particularly characteristic that "Mr. Whitney" was easy. All in all, while i do particularly enjoy old masterpieces, this was not one of them.

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Short | Biography | Drama


Release Date:

7 May 1949



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