Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940)

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True story of the doctor who considered it was not immoral to search for a drug that would cure syphillis.



  • Sig Ruman in Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940)
  • Wilfred Hari and Otto Kruger in Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940)
  • Edward G. Robinson in Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940)
  • Edward G. Robinson in Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940)
  • Edward G. Robinson in Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940)

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6 June 2005 | MartinHafer
| an intelligent and interesting movie that was ahead of its time
It's very hard to believe that this movie was made in 1940, as much of the plot centers on Dr. Ehrlich's attempts to create a cure for syphilis. At times, the studio appeared to dance around the whole STD aspect of the disease, but it was extremely daring to try to cover such a taboo topic.

It's actually quite amazing that a story as seemingly mundane and medical research is as compelling as it is. I think this is due to excellent directing, writing and acting. In particular, Edward G. Robinson is a standout as the lead. This movie clearly demonstrates that his range far exceeded playing gangsters or that annoying Egyptian in The Ten Commandments.

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