Dr Ehrlich's Magic Bullet

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.

By: NF

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Cast and crew

Director: William Dieterle
Screenwriter: John Huston, Heinz Herald, Norman Burnside
Cast: Edward G Robinson
Ruth Gordon
Otto Kruger
Donald Crisp
Maria Ouspenskaya
Sig Ruman