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The Citadel (1938)

Passed | | Drama | 29 October 1938 (USA)
Andrew Manson, a young, enthusiastic doctor takes his first job in a Welsh mining town, and begins to wonder at the persistent cough many of the miners have. When his attempts to prove its ... See full summary »

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Dr. Lawford
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Owen
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Toppy LeRoy (as Penelope Dudley Ward)
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Charles Every
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Lady Raebank
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Mr. Boon
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Nurse Sharp
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Andrew Manson, a young, enthusiastic doctor takes his first job in a Welsh mining town, and begins to wonder at the persistent cough many of the miners have. When his attempts to prove its cause are thwarted, he moves to London. His new practice does badly. But when a friend shows him how to make a lucrative practice from rich hypochondriacs, it will take a great shock to show him what the truth of being a doctor really is. Written by Kathy Li

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Secrets of a doctor as told by a doctor!

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29 October 1938 (USA)  »

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La ciudadela  »

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Vivien Leigh, Greer Garson and Geraldine Fitzgerald tested for the role of Christine. See more »

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When Andrew examines Christine's throat, he sits in front of a light that is supposedly reflected into Christine's mouth by his eyepiece. We see this from over Andrew's shoulder, and when the light is directed into her mouth, it is clearly coming from behind Andrew, because the back of his eyepiece is illuminated. See more »

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A Moving Film of Medicine and Morals
22 August 1999 | by (Ft. Lauderdale, FL USA) – See all my reviews

A morality tale of medicine, this film brilliantly illustrates the plight of a doctor who truly cares for healing the sick -- yet even finds his patients to be dishonest. Robert Donat is superb in his transformation from a good doctor to a money making doctor for the rich. Roselyn Russell compliments his performance with her own emotional struggle, as she watches her husband all but lose his heart. Brilliant direction from early veteran director King Vidor gives this film a worthy place in film history. This is a must see for any doctor -- IMHO.


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