Doctor Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (MOD)

Oscar-honoree Edward G. Robinson stars in this true story of the German scientist who devoted his life to curing syphilis.


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Doctor Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (MOD)
 
4.6

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4.0

" GREAT PERFORMANCE "

By J.Gabin

from Pasadena, CA

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Comments about Doctor Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (MOD):

The print is not so bad, still they are a lot of white specks, a few bad frames, some softness, and scratches. However quite good black, relatively sharp image, and good contrast.
The audio track is clear and clean.
Watchable print.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

 
5.0

My favorite Edward G film

By truthjunior

from Lovely New Jersey

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    Comments about Doctor Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (MOD):

    A great mans story well told. It's Hollywood so of course they stretched the truth here and there but this is still a wonderful tribute to a brilliant man. This film, made just as WWII was opening in Europe touches on antisemitism(Erlich was Jewish), and deals with surprising frankness with syphilis. Erlich developed the first effective treatment.

     
    4.0

    Good Solid Film/Good Solid Cast

    By Docdoc

    from New York, New York

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    • Broad Appeal
    • Educational
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    • Reliable Research

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    Comments about Doctor Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (MOD):

    A worth while movie. Very good performances!

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    5.0

    Entertaining and Inspirational

    By mywhiteplume

    from Kansas City, Kansas

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        Comments about Doctor Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (MOD):

        Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet is a beautifully crafted movie that tells the inspirational story of the German physician Paul Ehrlich, who developed the first synthetic antimicrobial drug. His work on infectious diseases saved hundreds of thousands of lives and changed scientific research forever. The biographical story of Herr Ehrlich's life work is masterfully presented by the skilled director William Dieterle, whose long and distinguished cinematic career includes such movies as "The Story of Louis Pasteur" (1935), "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (1936), "The Hunchback of Nortre Dame" (1939), and "Portrait of Jennie" (1946).
        I know I will sound old when I say, "They don't make them like this any more." But the loving care and attention given to every detail of this film is a shining example of the high art to which all movies should aspire. The finely crafted script was nominated for an Oscar for Best Writing Original Screenplay in 1941. And the three screenwriters, Norman Burnstine, Heinz Harold, and John Huston, deserved to win.
        Edward G. Robinson also should have received an Academy Award nomination for his compelling and poignant portrayal of Dr. Ehrlich in the movie. I think it is one of his finest performances, and that is saying something. Sterling performances from such fine actors as Ruth Gordon, Otto Kruger, Donald Crisp, Maria Ouspenskays, and many others combine to make "Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet" a remarkable film. The people who acted in and made this film took their art seriously, and the results are exhilarating.
        Anyone aspiring to be a good actor should study the fine performances given in this film. Anyone who wants to know what an excellent script should be, and how to bring that script to life, needs to look no further than Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet.
        So, if you want to see film making at its very best, don't miss this intelligent and highly entertaining work of art.

        (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Marvelous Classic Entertainment!

        By Greeneb2

        from Evanston, Illinois

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            I am confused technically as to why this movie is not available to play scene selections as other DVDs are. It has to always play from the beginning.

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