The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936, Warner Bros.)

31 Days of Oscar: The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)

 The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)

More often than not I’m leery of biopics. They tend to all fall into form in one way or another. This one, however, is an engaging tale of a scientific crusader. Perhaps what’s most intriguing is that it’s not a cradle-to-grave tale, or even all that personal; it begins in Pasteur’s career and concludes at its pinnacle. Yes, his character is shown, and some of those around him do arc, but it’s most concerned with his work, which makes it in a way far more engaging.

Score: 8/10
Oscar Nominations/Wins: 4/3

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One comment

  1. This is a favourite film of mine. It is the way with some filmmakers that they can totally grab your attention. After all, we all know that the experiment works (it is history), but every time I have riveted to the story as it is told.

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