The Citadel (1938)
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as Andrew Manson
as Christine Manson
as Dr. Lawford
as Mrs. Orlando
as Toppy LeRoy
as Ben Chenkin
as Charles Every
as Mrs. Thornton
as Joe Morgan
as Lady Raebank
as Mr. Boon
as Nurse Sharp
as Mr. Stillman
as Mrs. Page
as Dr. Page
as Dr. A.H. Llewellyn
as Jack the Pharmacist (uncredited)
as Nurse Assisting at Childbirth (uncredited)
Critic Reviews for The Citadel
Though it has Vidor's favorite theme of personal rebirth and his enduring country/city dichotomy, it lacks his usual fire.
Picture is studded with many brilliantly human and dramatic sequences.
Sweetened with a happy ending, it's still an effective piece of work, thanks to Donat's typically sturdy performance and Vidor's powerful direction.
With the exception of compromised ending, King Vidor's film is a good version of Cronin's novel, well acted by Robert Donat as the doctor and the the rest of the cast, including Rosalind Russell and Rex Harrison.
Great old-fashioned drama. Donat is wonderful.
Audience Reviews for The Citadel
Brit Robert Donat gives a strong, Oscar-nominated performance in King Vidor's quite faithful adaptation of Cronin's best selling novel about the moral crisis of an idealistic doctor.
This is such an inspiring and outstanding story, extremely well written, excellent direction. Robert Donat gives an amazing performance. The rest of the cast is great as well. Fine cinematography. A gem of a classic.
Great flick. A solid story and top notch acting. I highly recomend this movie.
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