This biographical drama/part-time documentary, narrative written by Dr. Albert Schweitzer and spoken by Fredric March, traces the life of Dr. Schweitzer (with actors playing the characters)... See full summary »

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Albert Schweitzer ...
Himself
Helene Schweitzer ...
Herself
Zizi ...
Herself, Albert Schweitzer's 20 year old cat
Tristan ...
Himself, white pelican
Percival ...
Himself, white pelican
Lohengrin ...
Himself, white pelican
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This biographical drama/part-time documentary, narrative written by Dr. Albert Schweitzer and spoken by Fredric March, traces the life of Dr. Schweitzer (with actors playing the characters), from his birth in France up to about the age of 30 when he makes the decision to go to French Equatorial Africa and build his jungle hospital. The latter half of the film encompasses a full day in the hospital-village following the 80s-plus Samaritan in his daily rounds. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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