The Quest

The Quest

| 38 min

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This short film is a re-enactment of the critical year in Dr. Frederick Banting's life when he discovered insulin for the treatment of diabetes at the University of Toronto. It depicts the odds against which he and his assistant, Charles Best, worked; the scepticism of other doctors and the final victory that gave thousands of diabetics hope for a healthier life.

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The Quest, Stanley Jackson, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Stanley Jackson
  • executive producer
    Nicholas Balla
  • script
    Leslie McFarlane
  • photography
    Reginald Morris
  • sound
    Michel Belaieff
    George Croll
  • editing
    Robert Russell
  • sound editing
    Bernard Bordeleau
  • music
    Eldon Rathburn
  • cast
    Leo Ciceri
    Norman Ettlinger
    Dennis Stanway

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