VD Propaganda, Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet, and the Production Code
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Film History: an international journal
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Considered in the context of revisionist film history, this essay draws on Production Code Administration (PCA) documents and studio story files to look at how Dr. Ehrlich’s Magic Bullet, a 1940 Warner Bros. biopic about Paul Ehrlich—German Jewish medical scientist and pioneer in treating sexually transmitted diseases—secured the approval of the PCA in the face of a prohibition on VD propaganda films.
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