Another entry in the superb series of Warner Bros. historical biographies, and alongside the same director's THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA, the best of them. By even mentioning the subject of venereal disease, this splendid saga also merits pride of place in any history of Hollywood.
Robinson is positively electric in a role quite unlike the types he usually played, that of gentle yet determined research scientist Dr. Paul Ehrlich. Unable to fit into the conservative routine of a Berlin hospital, painfully honest with his patients, Dr. Ehrlich finally finds his niche on the
staff of respected physician Dr. Robert Koch (Basserman). Although his experiments cause him to ...