This large-scale tribute to the 16th-century Swiss physician/alchemist Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, commonly known as Paracelsus, was the second of three films directed by Pabst for the Third Reich and was shot at the Barrandov Studios outside occupied Prague. Paracelsus is appointed town physician of Basel and conflicts with reactionary academics and avaricious merchants to prevent the plague from overtaking the city.
Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst.
Stars: Werner Krauss, Annelies Reinhold, Harry Langewisch, Mathias Wieman, Fritz Rasp, Peter Martin Urtel, Herbert Hübner, Josef Sieber, Rudolf Blümner, Harald Kreutzberg, Hilde Sessak, Franz Schafheitlin, Victor Janson, Karl Skraup, Erich Dunskus.
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