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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Andrew Manson
... Christine Barlow Manson
... Denny
... Dr. Lawford
... Owen
... Toppy LeRoy (as Penelope Dudley Ward)
... Ben Chenkin (as Francis Sullivan)
... Mrs. Orlando
... Charles Every
... Mrs. Thornton
... Joe Morgan
... Lady Raebank
... Mr. Boon
Joyce Bland ... Nurse Sharp
Percy Parsons ... Mr. Stillman
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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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1.37 : 1
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This film's initial telecast took place in Seattle Tuesday 5 March 1957 on KING (Channel 5), followed by Philadelphia Sunday 17 March 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6); it first aired in New Haven CT 19 April 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8), in Altoona PA 26 April 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), in Chicago 4 May 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), in Portland OR 11 May 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), in Phoenix 27 June 1957 on KPHO (Channel 5), in Miami 6 July 1957 on WCKT (Channel 7), in Memphis 21 July 1957 on WHBQ (Channel 13), in Hartford CT 12 September 1957 on WHCT (Channel 18), in Los Angeles 17 September 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), in Tampa 23 September 1957 on WFLA (Channel 8), in Honolulu 20 October 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13), in Tucson 4 November 1957 on KVOA (Channel 4), and, finally, in San Francisco 18 May 1958 on KGO (Channel 7), in New York City 3 January 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2) and in Minneapolis 11 November 1959 on KMSP (Channel 9). See more »

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When Andrew is confronted by the miners and resigns his position, Owen, to his left, is shown standing, sitting, and then standing again in successive shots. See more »

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Christine Barlow Manson: Andrew, Do you remember once telling me that a all good research man needed was a notebook, a microscope and a room with a roof over it?
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Excellent cast, script in a tale of ethics vs. ease
6 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

This film features an excellent cast, ably led by Robert Donat in a performance that is superior to his marvelous performance one year later in Goodbye, Mr. Chips. As a young doctor, he begins with the highest intentions, gradually becoming cynical and disillusioned. He decides it's better to have money than scruples, with predictable results. Outstanding work as well by Rex Harrison and Rosiland Russell and a very good script. Most recommended.


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