Karl is the workaholic adopted son while Stephan is the lazy one. They both go to Munich to study medicine and Karl is at the top of the class while Stephan is barely passing. When Stephan's actions causes the death of Anna, Karl is the one who takes the wrap and three years in prison. When he gets out, he finds Stephan is dead and a sick child needs an operation and he does brilliant surgery. This gets him noticed and his mother tells them that he is Stephan Brenner, not Karl Brenner. She tells Karl that he must cure sickness in the world. But, being that he is Stephan, he can no longer marry Lottie, as she is now his sister. Written by
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Vivid, dramatic drama - of a man who LIVED A LIFE to save another from disgrace, Dick Barthelmess at his unrivaled best in a role of tremendous sweep and power - the most dazzling performance of his career. (Trade paper ad).
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Did You Know?
Several actors are in studio records/casting call lists as cast members, but do not appear in the movie. These are (with their character names): Boris Karloff
(autopsy surgeon), Claire Dodd
(Mrs. Beverly) and Reginald Barlow
(professor of the university). Karloff was replaced by Nigel De Brulier
when he was not available for retakes and the British censors objected to the gruesomeness of his scenes. See more
Alternate-language version of Le cas du docteur Brenner
Academic Festival Overture in C, Opus 80
Written by Johannes Brahms
Played at the medical school graduation and sung by the graduates See more