Tracking the Sleeping Death (1938)

A tale of science's battle with Africa's dread sleeping death that tells the true-life story of Sir David Bruce, a doctor/scientist. who went to Uganda in British Africa in 1900, and after ... See full summary »

Director:

Fred Zinnemann

Writer:

Richard Goldstone (original story and screenplay)

Star:

Carey Wilson

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A tale of science's battle with Africa's dread sleeping death that tells the true-life story of Sir David Bruce, a doctor/scientist. who went to Uganda in British Africa in 1900, and after tireless work and investigation discovered the the tse-tse fly was the carrier of the dreaded germ. By having the natives move from the low-country, infested by the fly, onto the higher mountainous ground, the disease was finally conquered. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Short | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 1938 (USA) See more »

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