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The Young Philadelphians is a 1959 drama film starring Paul Newman, Barbara Rush and Alexis Smith, and directed by Vincent Sherman. Robert Vaughn was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. The film is based on the novel The Philadelphian by Richard P. Powell. Newlywed Kate Judson Lawrence (Diane Brewster) is distraught to discover on her wedding night that her upper class Philadelphia Main Line husband, William Lawrence III (Adam West), is impotent. After he leaves her on that night, she seeks comfort from longtime working class friend Mike Flanagan (Brian Keith). The next day, Kate learns that William died in a car wreck. She gives birth to a son, Anthony Judson "Tony" Lawrence, and raises him in genteel poverty. Years pass. Tony (Paul Newman) is an ambitious, smart college student, working his way through school as a construction worker with his sights on becoming a lawyer. One day, he encounters socialite Joan Dickinson (Barbara Rush) when she has a minor car...
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