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The Great Moment

Directed by Preston Sturges
1944    83m    Not Rated
6.267%30%
The biography of Dr. W. T. Morgan, a 19th century Boston dentist, during his quest to have anesthesia, in the form of ether, accepted by the public and the medical and dental establishment.
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Cast of The Great Moment
  • Joel McCreaWilliam Thomas Green Morton
  • Betty FieldElizabeth Morton
  • Harry CareyProfessor John C. Warren
  • William DemarestEben Frost
  • Louis Jean HeydtDr. Horace Wells
  • Julius TannenDr. Charles T. Jackson
  • Edwin MaxwellVice-President of Medical Society
  • Porter HallPresident Franklin Pierce
  • Franklin PangbornDr. Heywood
  • Grady SuttonHomer Quimby
  • Donivee LeeBetty Morton
  • Harry HaydenJudge Shipman
  • Torben MeyerDr. Dahlmeyer
  • Victor PotelFirst Dental Patient
  • Thurston HallSenator Borland
  • J. Farrell MacDonaldThe Priest
  • Roscoe AtesMorton's Sign Painter - replaced by Hank Worden (uncredited)
  • Hank BellOnlooker (uncredited)
  • Franklyn FarnumMassachusetts Medical Society Man (uncredited)
  • Byron FoulgerMorton's Clinic Manager (uncredited)
  • Hank WordenMorton's Sign Painter - replaced Roscoe Ates (uncredited)
  • Arthur HoytPresidential Secretary (uncredited)
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