The White Disease

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Adapted from the play by Karel Capek, The White Disease was directed by the actor Hugo Haas, who also plays the lead role in this allegory which pits the world of violence against the world of tolerance. At the head of the first is the Marshal, a dictator intoxicated by power and glory: at the head of the other, Dr. Galen, a medical practitioner who has dicovered a cure against the mysterious and crippling “white disease,” but will only give it to the world provided that preparations for war are stopped.

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