The Great Moment

  • 1944
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Biography

McCrea plays the Boston dentist who discovered an agent to take most of the pain out of extracting teeth--and other surgical operations--anesthesia (the name given it by Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes). The film follows McCrea from young student forced to turn to dentistry because of the expense of medical school to his experiments with ether. His not always...read more

The Great Moment - Official Trailer
00:46 — Sturges' account of W.T.G. Morton, the 19th century Boston dentist who discovered the anesthetic qualities of ether.

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  • Review: McCrea plays the Boston dentist who discovered an agent to take most of the pain out of extracting teeth--and other surgical operations--anesthesia (the name given it by Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes). The film follows McCrea from young student forced to turn… (more)

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