More proof that 2011 was not my friend: this film has been sitting on my hard drive, waiting to be reviewed, for 14 months…

So—a little belated SCIENCE IN THE REEL WORLD:

 

THE STORY OF LOUIS PASTEUR (1936)

This early scientific biopics finds Paul Muni blazing a trail that would later be followed by Edward G. Robinson, and shaking off his type-casting to play Louis Pasteur; a role that won him an Academy Award for Best Actor.

Focusing upon Pasteur’s battles have the “germ theory” of disease and his work in the development of vaccines accepted, the film is a slightly frustrating simplification of the scientist’s career—but is nevertheless historically important as the first production of its kind.

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