Cinema: The New Pictures, Feb. 11, 1957

Albert Schweitzer (Hill-Anderson), filmed mostly in Africa by Erica Anderson under appalling technical difficulties, is a beautifully photographed, badly colored, thoroughly interesting biography of a gifted, practical humanitarian.

The great experience of Schweitzer's youth, as he says in the commentary he wrote for the film, was that of suffering. As the son of a Protestant preacher in Alsace, he was rejected by the other boys in his village as a highborn brat, and the rejection made him, he says, almost morbidly sensitive to the sufferings of others. Although in his 20s he became...

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