Oscar Movies: Magnificent Yankee (1950)


Louis Calhern, who usually played supporting roles, repeated his Broadway role as Chief Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes in this 1950 Hollywood version of Emmet Lavery’s stage play The Magnificent Yankee.

Oscar Nominations: 2
Actor: Louis Calhern
Costume Design (black/white): Walter Plunkett

Oscar Awards:


Oscar Context

In “The Magnificent Yankee, John Sturges’ adaptation of Emmett Lavery’s play, Louis Calhern plays Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Ann Harding plays his wife.

Calhern made his debut in 1921