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  • TBC
  • 1936
  • 85 mins

Story of Louis Pasteur, The

Story of Louis Pasteur, The


Biopic helmed by Dieterle which stands as a mark of what Hollywood can do with such material when it puts its mind to it.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Donald Woods, Fritz Leiber, Anita Louise, Josephine Hutchinson, Paul Muni, Henry O'Neill
  • Director: William Dieterle
  • Writer: Sheridan Gibney
  • Producer: Henry Blanke
  • Photographer: Tony Gaudio

In a nutshell

An Oscar-winning performance by Muni as the famous French scientist and Dieterle's trademark rattling tempo (which was in fact simply the result of studio production methods) make this one of the most stirring and memorable of the great Warner Bros biopics.

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