Review: Dr. Ehrlich’s Magic Bullet

William Dieterle, US (1940)

: Dr. Ehrlich's Magic BulletDonning a Freudian beard and glasses, the always great Edward G. Robinson is almost unrecognizable as the pioneering doctor who discovered a cure for syphilis. You read right, the s-word in a 1940 Hollywood film! With an intelligent script co-written by John Huston, and flanked by great supporting players from the Warners lot, including Donald Crisp, Sig Ruman and Maria Ouspenskaya. Great classic Hollywood biopic treatment about a man and his medical breakthrough, using chemicals to treat disease. [***]

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