Dodsworth Reviews

September 29, 2019
Dodsworth (1936) is famed German-born director William Wyler's classic romantic drama from Samuel Goldwyn Productions, and distributed by United Artists. Scriptwriter Sidney Howard wrote the screenplay based upon his 1934 stage adaptation of...
August 8, 2019
Dodsworth is another picture that sends you away with a new respect for the movies.
September 27, 2015
'The old triangle stuff' with a new rigor of scrutiny, that's William Wyler on Sinclair Lewis
March 21, 2008
The smoothly flowing film packs an emotional wallop thanks largely to the endearingly sympathetic performance of the straightforward Walter Huston.
February 22, 2008
In William Wyler's subtle, beautifully directed marital drama, Walter Huston gives a distinguished performance as an ultra-decent and honest all-American mogul; it's his phony wife, well-played by Ruth Chatterton, who's the Ugly American Abroad.
October 16, 2007
By far the most sensitive, restrained, and effective piece of direction Wyler ever turned in, the film achieves a measure of greatness through the dignity and depth of Huston's superb interpretation of the plainspoken Yankee.
October 16, 2007
Huston is superb as the plainspoken Midwestern businessman whose blissful world falls apart. The film remains the most emotionally compelling of Wyler's career.
August 13, 2005
Depressing drama
January 17, 2005
June 23, 2004
May 24, 2003
You may wish that caution had been thrown to the wind and it had been turned into a no-holds-barred comedy.
May 20, 2003
The film version has done more than justice to Mr. Howard's play, converting a necessarily episodic tale, interrupted by fourteen curtains, into a smooth-flowing narrative of sustained interest, well-defined performance and good talk.
December 23, 2002
August 26, 2002
Fine film version of the novel
August 16, 2002
August 3, 2002
Huston's flawless performance as Sam Dodsworth is the film's greatest joy.
February 28, 2002
January 1, 2000
A film of maturity, intelligence, and understanding.