The Story of Louis Pasteur
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The Story of Louis Pasteur
"Every time Paul Muni parts his beard and looks through a microscope, we lose a million dollars." Producer Jack Warner's lament concerning Muni's historical dramas is cute enough, but hardly backed up by facts; the economically produced The Story of Louis Pasteur proved to be a surprise hit for the Brothers Warner. The Sheridan Gibney-Pierre Collings screenplay concentrates on Pasteur's tireless efforts to find a cure for anthrax and hydrophobia. The famed French scientist is continually challenged and thwarted by his principal rival, hidebound bacteriologist Dr.… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

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"Expert casting and splendid production are the points in the film's favor, primarily. Paul Muni in the title role is at his very top form."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Oone of the most stirring and memorable of the great Warner Bros biopics."
‑ , Film4
"An excellent biography, just as it is a notable photoplay, dignified in subject, dramatic in treatment and brilliantly played by Paul Muni, Fritz Leiber, Josephine Hutchinson and many other members of the cast."
‑ Frank S. Nugent, New York Times
"This fictionlized tale of the great French scientist belongs to a cycle of Warner biopics of great men, many of whom were played by Paul Muni, who was Oscar nominated for this part (so was the film)."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Muni offers a fine characterization that shows the famed scientist as a man faced with extraordinary obstacles."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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