Glory Enough for All (1988)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature], Docudrama  |   Run Time - 180 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Glory Enough for All was the second presentation in the 1989-90 season of PBS's Masterpiece Theatre. Glory is a two-part dramatization of the discovery of insulin. R. H. Thompson plays Canadian surgeon Frederick Banting who, fresh out of World War One, virtually stumbles onto the insulin theory. With his loyal assistant Best (Robert Wiseden), Banting spends a hot and uncomfortable summer in his lab, attempting to put his notions concerning pancreatic secretions to practical use. In the second half of the saga, the doctors continue to refine their insulin serum. Meanwhile, such rival scientists as MacLeod (John Woodvine) and Collip (Michael Zelinker) race to develop serums of their own, the better to beat Banting and Best to the punch. The intense rivalry between the scientists provides the dramatic thrust of what might have been a pedantic recitation of statistics and historical facts. The first 90-minute installment of Glory Enough for All was telecast on November 4, 1989. Part two was first telecast on November 11, 1989.serums of their own, the better to beat Banting and Best to the punch. The intense rivalry between the scientists provides the dramatic thrust of what might have been a pedantic recitation of statistics and historical facts. Part two of Glory Enough for All ran 90-minutes; it was first telecast in the US on November 11, 1989, as an entry of PBS' Masterpiece Theatre.

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doctor, insulin, rival, scientist, diabetes, medical-research