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Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (23-Feb-1940)

Director: William Dieterle

Writers: John Huston; Heinz Herald; Norman Burnstine

Music by: Max Steiner

Keywords: Drama, Biography

True story of Nobel Prize-winning bacteriologist Paul Ehrlich, who among his many important contributions to medical science, discovered after 605 failed attempts the cure for syphilis. Controversial subject matter for the time, this is perhaps Edgar G. Robinson's finest role. Received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Irving Bacon
Actor
6-Sep-1893 5-Feb-1965 Mr. Beazley
Albert Bassermann
Actor
7-Sep-1867 15-May-1952 German actor
Louis Calhern
Actor
19-Feb-1895 12-May-1956 Duck Soup
Donald Crisp
Actor
27-Jul-1880 25-May-1974 Silent film actor, survived into talkies
Harry Davenport
Actor
19-Jan-1866 9-Aug-1949 Gone with the Wind
Ruth Gordon
Actor
30-Oct-1896 28-Aug-1985 Rosemary's Baby
Charles Halton
Actor
16-Mar-1876 16-Apr-1959 Bespectacled character actor
Louis Jean Heydt
Actor
17-Apr-1905 29-Jan-1960 American character actor
Otto Kruger
Actor
6-Sep-1885 6-Sep-1974 Saboteur
Montagu Love
Actor
15-Mar-1877 17-May-1943 British character actor
Donald Meek
Actor
14-Jul-1878 18-Nov-1946 Scottish-American character actor
Edward Norris
Actor
10-Mar-1911 18-Dec-2002 They Won't Forget
Henry O'Neill
Actor
10-Aug-1891 18-May-1961 Anchors Aweigh
Maria Ouspenskaya
Actor
29-Jul-1876 3-Dec-1949 Waterloo Bridge
Edward G. Robinson
Actor
12-Dec-1893 26-Jan-1973 Key Largo
Sig Ruman
Actor
11-Oct-1884 14-Feb-1967 Stalag 17

CAST

Edward G. Robinson   ...   Dr. Paul Ehrlich
with
Ruth Gordon   ...   Mrs. Ehrlich
Otto Kruger   ...   Dr. Emil Von Behring
Donald Crisp   ...   Minister Althoff
Maria Ouspenskaya   ...   Franziska Speyer
Montagu Love   ...   Prof. Hartman
Sig Ruman   ...   Dr. Hans Wolfert
Donald Meek   ...   Mittelmeyer
Henry O'Neill   ...   Dr. Lentz
Albert Bassermann   ...   Dr. Robert Koch
Edward Norris   ...   Dr. Morgenroth
Harry Davenport   ...   Judge
Louis Calhern   ...   Dr. Brockdorf
Louis Jean Heydt   ...   Dr. Kunze
Charles Halton   ...   Sensenbrenner
Irving Bacon   ...   Becker
Douglas Wood   ...   Speidler
Theodore von Eltz   ...   Dr. Kraus
Hermine Sterler   ...   Miss Marquardt

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