Dodsworth (1936) - Plot Summary Poster


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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>
  • After selling his car manufacturing company, retired Sam Dodsworth and his wife Fran take a trip to Europe. Sam sees their extended trip as a great adventure and an opportunity to learn more about the world. Fran sees it as an opportunity to go out dancing and have dinner parties. Now that that they have more time to spend together, they begin to grow apart. Fran is desperate to be seen as an attractive young woman and begins affairs with a series of men. The stoic Sam does his best to make her happy and finds his own happiness by staying with Edith Cortright at her house in Italy. When Fran announces that she no longer wants the divorce he had agreed to give her, Sam must make a decision.

    - Written by garykmcd
  • Businessman and wife take an extended European holiday during which Huston discovers that his wife, apprehensive about entering middle age, is having an affair. He meets another woman who restores his faith and gives him a reason to live. When Chatterton realizes what she may be losing, she attempts a reconciliation, but it is too late.

    - Written by Ed Lorusso <elorusso@techreps.com>
  • A retired auto manufacturer and his wife take a long-planned European vacation only to find that they want very different things from life.

    - Written by Anonymous


Automobile tycoon Sam Dodsworth sells his business and heads to Europe with his younger free-spirit of a wife...

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