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Like his earlier , Maurice Cloche's {#Docteur Laennec} is a lovingly rendered biography of a famed humanitarian. In this instance, the subject is the inventor of the stethoscope, who was forced to battle the hidebound medical hierarchy of his time to prove the far-reaching importance of his creation. Cloche wastes little time on Dr. Laennec's private life, adopting instead an episode retelling of his medical accomplishments. The film wasn't altogether adaptable to American screens, since the abundance of dialogue made subtitling (the preferred translation method of the time) difficult. In the title role, Pierre Blanchar once again offers a first-rate characterization. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Pierre Blanchar
as Dr. Laennec
Pierre Dux
as Prof. Ecamier
Saturnin Fabre
as Mrs. Laennec
Mireille Perrey
as Jacquimine Dargot
Jany Holt
as Mrs. Bayle
Geymond Vital
as Dr. Bayle

Crew

Maurice Cloche
Director
Maurice Cloche
Producer
Claude Renoir
Cinematographer
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