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The Story of Louis Pasteur

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Original title
The Story of Louis Pasteur
Year
Running time
87 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Sheridan Gibney, Pierre Collings
Music
Bernhard Kaun, Heinz Roemheld
Cinematography
Tony Gaudio (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Warner Bros. Pictures
Genre
Drama | Biography. 19th Century
Synopsis / Plot
In 1860, having helped France solve the problem of sour wine, chemist Louis Pasteur turns to the dangers of childbirth: 20,000 Paris women were dying annually. His germ theory and recommendation that doctors wash their hands and sterilize their instruments meet with derision in the academy, and the emperor himself orders Pasteur to be silent. Ten years later, needing cash to pay for war losses, the government finds that anthrax is killing herds everywhere in the country except Arbois: Pasteur is there, vaccinating sheep. Again the academy is dismissive. When Pasteur is vindicated, he turns his attention to hydrophobia. It is the Russians who realize his genius, and France finally honors him.
Awards
1936: 3 Oscar: Best Actor (Paul Muni), Story, Screenplay. 4 Nominations
1936: Venice: Best Actor (Paul Muni)
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