The Theater: Moral Pollution

A poor Norwegian town hopes to become prosperous by attracting tourists to a bathing spa. Dr. Stockmann (Stephen Elliott), the spa medical adviser, discovers that the town's waters are polluted. Stockmann assumes that his brother Peter, the mayor (Philip Bosco), will start an immediate cleanup. Peter adamantly refuses. The doctor believes that a liberal publisher (Conrad Bain) and his crusading editor (David Birney) will print the truth. They turn against him. He tries to rally the populace and is reviled as An Enemy of the People. At play's end, the town is morally polluted by the fraud it has elected to...

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