The Story of Louis Pasteur
The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)

"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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 1, 1936
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Variety Staff

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.

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Oone of the most stirring and memorable of the great Warner Bros biopics.

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Frank S. Nugent
New York Times

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.

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Emanuel Levy

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).

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TV Guide

Muni offers a fine characterization that shows the famed scientist as a man faced with extraordinary obstacles.

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Byron Brubaker
I've come to love the performances of Paul Muni through the characters he portrayed in the 30's. He is like a character actor who blends into his… More
John Ballantine
Muni does the biopic over and over and over and over again in his career. Sometimes he falls short but often he is brilliant as he is here as Louis Pasteur.