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Dodsworth (1936)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 23 September 1936 (USA)
A retired auto manufacturer and his wife take a long-planned European vacation only to find that they want very different things from life.

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A bittersweet tale of the increasing estrangement of a retired automobile tycoon and his wife. Increasingly obsessed with maintaining an appearance of youth, she falls in with a crowd of frivolous socialites during their "second honeymoon" European vacation. He, in turn, meets a woman who is everything she is not: self-assured, self-confident, and able to take care of herself. Written by Sonya Roberts <sonya_roberts@geocities.com>

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Drama | Romance

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23 September 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Az élnivágyó asszony  »

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(Western Electric Wide Range Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This marks the first time under the Production Code that a man is seen to walk out of his marriage and not get punished for it. See more »

Goofs

Fran's arm position changes when she leans on the mantle. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Secretary: [offscreen] Mr. Dodsworth?
Sam Dodsworth: Yes.
Secretary: The men are ready.
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Shim, Sham, Shimmy
(uncredited)
Written by Jimmy Dorsey, Fulton McGrath
[played in the ship's bar]
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Great Moviemaking
7 February 2000 | by (Charlotte, NC) – See all my reviews

It is hard to believe that this film is 64 years old. Walter Huston gives a performance of depth and understanding. He is matched by Mary Astor. The acting seems much more 'modern' than other films from that era, and the story will definitely hold comtemporary audiences. One of my choices for one of the greatest films of the 1930s.


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