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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 movie. Outstanding performance by Robert donat
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.
hey doctor, you must see it :)
I watched the later version of this movie, the series. It was a little slow to start but then really arouses the interest. Relays the story of a newly qualified doctor working with miners but the aspires to a greater role in the medical profession.
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The Citadel is a great moral fable about a doctor who starts as an assistant and then progresses to a high class hospital where they don't even treat ill people but just charging them astronomical amounts of money for not being sick. The hero doesn't realizes the real purpose of medicine until his best friend dies under the knife. After that he delivers a great speech about how doctors should cure the sick without worrying about their professional conduct and gives examples of great doctors of the past. There is something about doctors and the moral dilemmas they face that really attracts me. I always thought that these subject matters only work in TV series but The Citadel proves otherwise.
Great story. Robert Donat is excellent as a young doctor ready to face any challenge to make a difference. As he struggles and suffers he gives in to pressures to take the easy path in life, and trouble ensues. Ralph Richardson is great as the best friend and conscience. Love the scene in the beginning where they blew up the sewer for the greater good of the town.
great cast and story
Robert Donat -what an actor! He only made 20 films, but his performances are such solid, conscientious pieces of craftsmanship and dedication that they are pure gold. He is extremely underrated, but this film is amongst his best, and a cracking good film to boot. A brilliant supporting cast, careful and interesting cinematography and an intelligent script. Moving and gripping.