The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)

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The biography of the pioneering French microbiologist who helped revolutionize agriculture and medicine.


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  • Josephine Hutchinson and Paul Muni in The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)
  • Paul Muni and Donald Woods in The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)
  • Paul Muni and Donald Woods in The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)
  • Paul Muni in The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)

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17 July 2014 | utgard14
7
| "Live in the serene peace of libraries and laboratories."
Enjoyable biopic about the famous chemist Louis Pasteur, played by Paul Muni. It doesn't focus on all of the man's life and achievements. But it tries to cover some of the highlights, including his fight against anthrax and rabies. Muni does a great job. He's backed up by solid actors like Donald Woods, Henry O'Neill, Fritz Leiber, and Halliwell Hobbes, as well as the lovely Anita Louise and Josephine Hutchinson. It's a well-written and directed film. There are liberties taken with the facts but this is a movie not a history book. As with the best of Hollywood's great old biopics, its focus is to tell the inspirational story of a historical figure in an entertaining way. It does just that. Fans of Paul Muni and fans of old school Hollywood biopics will love it.

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