Something the Lord Made 2004
The true story of two medical pioneers -- one celebrated, one overlooked -- is brought to life in this made-for-cable drama. Alfred Blalock (Alan Rickman) is chief surgeon at Johns Hopkins University, where he is pioneering new techniques in heart surgery. Blalock makes the acquaintance of Vivien Thomas (Mos Def), a carpenter hired to work at the University, and to his surprise discovers a man of keen intelligence who has a great interest in medicine. However, as a poor black man in the Jim Crow South, Thomas lacks the financial resources to obtain a medical degree...
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 17 wins & 30 nominations.
1h 50min | Biography, Drama
Stars: Alan Rickman, Yasiin Bey, Kyra Sedgwick
Director: Joseph Sargent
Subtitle: English | Arabic