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Robert Koch: The Battle Against Death (1939)

Robert Koch, der Bekämpfer des Todes (original title)
The young country doctor Dr. Robert Koch is desperate seeking a cure for a tuberculosis epidemic costing many children in his district life.

Director:

Hans Steinhoff

Writers:

Hellmuth Unger (novel), Lotte Neumann (screenplay) (as C.H. Diller) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emil Jannings ... Dr. Robert Koch
Werner Krauss ... Geheimrat Rudolf Virchow
Viktoria von Ballasko ... Schwester Else
Raimund Schelcher Raimund Schelcher ... Kochs Assistent Dr. Fritz von Hartwig
Hilde Körber ... Frau Göhrke
Theodor Loos ... Kochs Assistent Dr. Georg Gaffky
Otto Graf Otto Graf ... Kochs Assistent Dr. Friedrich Löffler
Hildegard Grethe Hildegard Grethe ... Emmy Koch
Josef Sieber Josef Sieber ... Waldhüter Göhrke
Peter Elsholtz ... Virchows Sekretär Dr. Karl Wetzel
Elisabeth Flickenschildt ... Baronin von Kossin
Bernhard Minetti Bernhard Minetti ... Sprecher der Gesundbeter
Paul Bildt Paul Bildt ... Reichstagsabgeordneter Baron von Kossin
Paul Dahlke ... Lehrer
Rolf Prasch Rolf Prasch ... Kaiser Wilhelm I.
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Storyline

The young country doctor Dr. Robert Koch is desperate seeking a cure for a tuberculosis epidemic costing many children in his district life.

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Trivia

Hellmuth Unger, the writer of the book about Robert Koch, which the movie is based on, was a member of the "Race political bureau of the Nazi party", the former "Education bureau for population policy and race care". He wrote many journalistic articles about the race hygiene propaganda and worked on the subject of children euthanasia. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie Robert Koch is mid-30 years old. However he is portrayed by a 55-year-old Emil Jannings. See more »

Quotes

Kaiser Wilhelm I.: To err is human.
Geheimrat Rudolf Virchow: In my occupation, your majesty, to err, unfortunately, is death.
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Featured in Hitler's Hollywood (2017) See more »

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Details

Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

24 November 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Robert Koch: The Battle Against Death See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tobis Filmkunst See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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