Glory Enough for All
Glory Enough for All is a 1988 television movie directed by Eric Till and written by Grahame Woods depicting the discovery and isolation of insulin by Frederick Banting and Charles Herbert Best. It was the winner of nine 1989 Gemini Awards. The film stars R. H. Thomson as Banting, and Robert Wisden as Best. It is based on the books The Discovery of Insulin and Banting: A Biography by historian Michael Bliss.
|Glory Enough For All|
|Written by||Grahame Woods|
|Directed by||Eric Till|
|Starring||R. H. Thomson|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||2|
|Executive producer(s)||W. Patterson Ferns, Joseph Green, David Elstein|
|Production company(s)||Gemstone Productions, Primedia Productions|
|Original release||28 June 1988|
It was aired in November 1989 in the United States in two parts as part of the PBS show Masterpiece Theatre and introduced by Alistair Cooke.
The movie focuses on Banting and Best and their isolation of insulin at the University of Toronto for which they received the 1923 Nobel Prize along with John Macleod. A parallel story is told of Elizabeth Hughes, a young girl with diabetes.
- R. H. Thomson as Frederick Banting
- Robert Wisden as Charles Herbert Best
- Michael Zelniker as James Collip
- John Woodvine as J.J.R. Macleod
- Martha Henry as Antoinette Hughes
- Kate Trotter as Edith Roach
- Leah Pinsent as Margaret Mahon
- Rachel Blanchard as Melanie
- Seana McKenna as Jessica Collip
- Gerard Parkes as Duncan Graham
- Heather Hess as Elizabeth Hughes
The movie was the winner of nine 1989 Gemini Awards including Best Dramatic Mini-Series, Best Performance by a Lead Actor, Best Performance by a Lead Actress, Best Writing, Best Photography, and Best Musical Score among others.
- Higby, Gregory (1997). The Inside Story of Medicines: A Symposium. American Institute of the History of Pharmacy. p. 94. ISBN 0-931292-32-8.
- PBS Archive entry for Glory Enough For All
- "R. H. Thomson's Banting best Glory Enough For All the big winner at Gemini Awards". TheStar.com. 6 December 1989. Retrieved 7 October 2010.