Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet

Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet

Edward G. Robinson
Director: William Dieterle Cast: Edward G. Robinson
Edward G. Robinson
, Ruth Gordon
Ruth Gordon
, Otto Kruger
Otto Kruger
William Dieterle

DVD (B&W / Full Frame)

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Edward G. Robinson portrays real-life German medical researcher Paul Erlich, the man who discovered and perfected "Formula 606," the cure for syphilis. The world at large would prefer to treat the disease as though it does not exist, so Erlich spends most of his life underfunded and frustrated. A no-nonsense dowager (Maria Ouspenskaya) has faith in Erlich, however, and thus provides the necessary funds to develop Formula 606. Once the serum is released to the public, Erlich's reputation is threatened when a handful of syphilitics die, ostensibly as a result of the "cure." Brought up on criminal charges, Erlich is exonerated by his old colleague Dr. Von Behring (Otto Kruger). Considered daring in its time for its exploration of a "taboo" subject, Dr. Erlich's Magic Bullet holds up as one of Warner Bros.' most solid biopics, with a convincing performance from a nearly unrecognizable Edward G. Robinson.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/04/2009
UPC: 0883316119006
Original Release: 1940
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:43:00
Sales rank: 26,706

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Edward G. Robinson Dr. Paul Ehrlich
Ruth Gordon Mrs. Ehrlich
Otto Kruger Dr. Emil Von Behring
Donald Crisp Minister Althoff
Maria Ouspenskaya Franziska Speyer
Albert Basserman Dr. Robert Koch
Montagu Love Prof. Hartmann
Sig Rumann Dr. Hans Wolfert
Donald Meek Mittlemeyer
Henry O'Neill Dr. Lentz
Edward Norris Dr. Morgenroth
Harry Davenport Judge
Louis Calhern Dr. Brockdorf
Louis Jean Heydt Dr. Kunze
Charles Halton Sensenbrenner
Irving Bacon Becker
Douglas Wood Speidler
Theodore Von Eltz Dr. Kraus
Hermine Sterler Miss Marquardt
Louis Arco Dr. Bertheim
Frank Reicher Old Doctor
Robert Strange Koerner
Wilfred Hari Dr. Hata
Herbert Anderson Assistant
Egon Brecher Martl
Cliff Clark Haupt
John Hamilton Hirsch
Paul Harvey Defense Attorney
Ernst Hausman Hans Weisgart
Stuart Holmes Male Nurse
Frank Lackteen Arab Man
Torben Meyer Kadereit
Ann E. Todd Marianne

Technical Credits
William Dieterle Director
Robert Burks Consultant/advisor,Special Effects
Norman Burnside Screenwriter
Heinz Herald Screenwriter
James Wong Howe Cinematographer
John Huston Screenwriter
Warren Low Editor
Wolfgang Reinhardt Producer
Max Steiner Score Composer
Hal B. Wallis Producer
Jack L. Warner Producer
Carl Jules Weyl Art Director

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