|Edward G. Robinson as Dr. Paul Ehrlich|
|Ruth Gordon as Hedy Ehrlich|
|Ehrlich shows his findings to Dr. Koch|
|Dr Ehrlich explains|
"This is the most fascinating thing I have ever heard," Frau Speyer says. Her money will support the Ehrlich Institute.
There are some complaints that there are no women in this movie. Ruth Gordon, as Hedy Ehrlich, shows the steely backbone supporting the traditional little hausfrau; and Maria Ouspenskaya portrays a great lady. It must be admitted that in 19th century Germany, in a story about science, women will be scarce. But director William Dieterle does show us where the women are, in a scene set in a hospital during a diptheria epidemic, where Ehrlich and Behring have been asked to use their new treatment. He focuses on the mothers outside the hospital ward. waiting to see if their children will live or die. This shows us more than words could tell just how important Ehrlich's work was to everyone.
|The mothers wait|
|Dr. Paul Ehrlich|
|The real Dr. Ehrlich with the real Dr. Hata|