The Citadel

The Citadel

Director: King Vidor Cast: Robert Donat, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Richardson

DVD (B&W / Full Frame)

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Robert Donat stars as Dr. Andrew Manson in this adaptation of A.J. Cronin's best-selling novel. Manson devotes himself to treating the residents of a poverty-stricken Welsh mining community. Tuberculosis runs rampant in the village, and Manson is determined to help stem its tide and bring good health back to people who desperately need it. Through a series of unforeseen circumstances, Manson eventually leaves the community and begins working out of London, where he looks after wealthy hypochondriacs who don't really need his services but are willing to pay from them. While Manson gains money and prestige, he has turned his back on his friends, his wife (Rosalind Russell), and the people who need him most in the process. To give the film a more realistic "English" atmosphere, MGM shot The Citadel at their British studios, although they did import an American director (King Vidor) and leading lady (Russell) for the occasion.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/23/2009
UPC: 0883316127094
Original Release: 1938
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:52:00
Sales rank: 1,269

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Donat Andrew Manson
Rosalind Russell Christine Manson
Ralph Richardson Dr.Denny
Rex Harrison Dr. Lawford
Emlyn Williams Owen
Francis L. Sullivan Ben Chenkin
Mary Clare Mrs. Orlando
Cecil Parker Charles Every
Nora Swinburne Mrs. Thornton
Athene Seyler Lady Raebank
Felix Aylmer Mr. Boon
Joyce Bland Nurse Sharp
Percy Parsons Mr. Stillman
Basil Gill Dr. Page
Joss Ambler Dr. A.H. Llewellyn
Angela Baddeley Actor
Joan Kemp-Welch Actor
Eliot Makeham Actor
Bernard Miles Miner
Leslie Phillips Actor
Charles Quartermaine Actor
Kynaston Reeves Doctor
Bombardier Billy Wells Actor
Josephine Wilson Actor
Haidee Wright Actor
Edward Chapman Joe Morgan
Jane Barrett Actor
Penelope Dudley-Ward Toppy LeRoy

Technical Credits
King Vidor Director
Ian Dalrymple Screenwriter
Charles Frend Editor
Elizabeth Hill Screenwriter
Alfred Junge Art Director
Louis Levy Score Composer
Lazare Meerson Art Director
Victor Saville Producer
Harry Stradling Cinematographer
Frank Wead Screenwriter
Emlyn Williams Screenwriter

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