Misleadingly titled biopic of a doctor (Robinson) whose dedication to research brings him into conflict with the staid late-19th century German hospital in which he works. His subsequent discovery of a cure for syphilis vindicates his methods and earns him a wealthy patron. The screenplay - by John Huston (shortly to begin directing), Heinz Harald and Norman Burnside - earned a deserved Oscar nomination.
Cast and crew
John Huston, Heinz Herald, Norman Burnside
Edward G Robinson Ruth Gordon Otto Kruger Donald Crisp Maria Ouspenskaya Sig Ruman