Directed by William Dieterle • 1936 • United States
Starring Paul Muni, Josephine Hutchinson, Anita Louise
In a desperate, lifelong quest to find cures to two of humankind’s greatest scourges, one man makes revolutionary breakthroughs in science and medicine that will save the lives of millions in this richly entertaining biographical drama. Paul Muni delivers an Academy Award–winning performance as trailblazing French microbiologist Louis Pasteur, who must fight the entrenched scientific beliefs of his day as he devotes his life to find cures for hydrophobia and anthrax, proposing the shocking hypothesis that disease is caused by bacteria. Now, the great man races against time to prove his theories in an attempt to save his own ailing daughter.