Robert Koch, der Bekämpfer des Todes (1939)

12 12/30/1939 (DE) DramaHistory 1h 53m
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Country Dr. Robert Koch is desperate: a tuberculosis epidemic is decimating the children in his district and no one is able to do anything about it. Every fourth child is already sick and the parents must helplessly watch as their young ones die. Now Koch is undertaking to find the cause of the tuberculosis --- something he has already been working on for years --- which has been causing this plague of illness. His work is made more difficult by envy; for example, that of his teacher, who was wounded defending his honor. But his greatest obstacle is the famous Berliner scientist and Reichstag deputy, Privy Councilor Rudolf Virchow: He is extraordinarily skeptical of Koch's theory, that the cause for tuberculosis is a bacteria.

  1. Hans Steinhoff


  2. Hellmuth Unger


  3. Lotte Neumann


  4. Walter Wassermann


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  1. Emil Jannings

    Emil Jannings

    Dr. Robert Koch

  2. Werner Krauß

    Werner Krauß

    Geheimrat Rudolf Virchow

  3. Viktoria von Ballasko

    Viktoria von Ballasko

    Schwester Else

  4. Hilde Körber

    Hilde Körber

    Frau Göhrke

  5. Theodor Loos

    Theodor Loos

    Dr. Georg Gaffky

  6. Bernhard Minetti

    Bernhard Minetti

    Sprecher der Gesundbeter

  7. Paul Bildt

    Paul Bildt

    Baron von Kossin, Reichstagsabgeordneter

  8. Elisabeth Flickenschildt

    Elisabeth Flickenschildt

    seine Frau

  9. Paul Dahlke

    Paul Dahlke


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