This short tells the story of Joseph Damien de Beuster (1840-89), the Belgian priest known as Father Damien, who worked for many years among the lepers on the Hawaiian island of Molokai. Written by
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Based on the true story of a Belgian priest, Father Damien, who made breakthroughs in the treatment of Leprosy in the 1860s. TOM NEAL is cast as the young priest who is the first to respond to the leprosy crisis and becomes instrumental in helping the colony clean up its act.
In doing so, he eventually succumbs to the disease through his contact with the suffering souls under his care.
Narrated by Carey Wilson, it's the tale of a brave man who triumphed over great odds until his own death after years of making inroads in improvements. Not done with any great flair and a bit overly dramatic, it's an above average short subject that was nominated for a 1938 Best Short Subject Oscar.
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