Romance of Science, The (Series) (1960)

The Romance of Science was a series of 13 educational films that dramatized the lives of great scientists. Subjects included James Watt and the steam engine; Michael Faraday and induction, with William Needles; John Dalton and the atomic theory; Christian Gauss and his contributions to mathmatics; Helmholtz and electricity, starring Norman Ettlinger; Antoine Lavoisier, played by Lloyd Bochner, and chemistry; Charles Darwin, portrayed by Michael Kane; Leibniz and the invention of calculus, starring Ivor Barry and Mavor Moore; Johannes Kepler; Linnaeus and the classification of plants; Lord Kelvin; Count Rumford; and Sigmund Freud.

Original Broadcaster(s): CBC

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