The Citadel (film)

The Citadel (film)

Infobox Film
name = The Citadel

director = King Vidor
producer = Victor Saville
writer = A. J. Cronin (novel)
Ian Dalrymple
Frank Wead
starring = Robert Donat
Rosalind Russell
Ralph Richardson
Rex Harrison
music = Louis Levy
Charles Williams
cinematography = Harry Stradling
editing = Charles Frend
distributor = Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
released = November 3, 1938
runtime = 110 min.
country = UK
language = English
amg_id = 1:9728
imdb_id = 0029995

"The Citadel" is a 1938 film based on the novel by A. J. Cronin, first published in 1937. The film was directed by King Vidor and produced by Victor Saville. Robert Donat stars as the idealistic Dr. Andrew Manson who is dedicated to treating Welsh miners suffering from tuberculosis. Initially, he is full of lofty goals, though his purpose erodes when he begins treating aristocratic London patients. Rosalind Russell stars as Christine, the good doctor's wife, who tries to set him back on the righteous path.

It was nominated for Oscars in 4 categories: Best Picture, Best Actor (Robert Donat), Direction, and Adapted Screenplay.

The film won the Best Picture Award from both the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Board of Review. It is a "New York Times" Critics' Pick and is also listed in "The New York Times Guide to the Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made". ‎


*Robert Donat as Dr. Andrew Manson
*Rosalind Russell as Christine Barlow
*Ralph Richardson as Dr. Philip Denny
*Rex Harrison as Freddie Hampton
*Emlyn Williams as Mr. Owen
*Penelope Dudley Ward as Toppy LeRoy
*Francis L. Sullivan as Ben Chenkin
*Mary Clare as Mrs. Orlando
*Cecil Parker as Charles Every
*Percy Parsons as Richard Stillman
*Basil Gill as Dr. Edward Page
*Dilys Davis as Blodwen Page
*Joss Ambler as Dr. Llewellyn
*Nora Swinburne as Mrs. Thornton
*Edward Chapman as Joe Morgan
*Athene Seyler as Lady Raebank
*Felix Aylmer as Mr. Boon
*Elliott Mason as District Nurse
*Joyce Bland as Nurse Sharp
*Eliot Makeham as Dai Jenkins
*D.J. Williams as Old Thomas

External links

* [ "The Citadel" at Turner Classic Movies] (trailer)
* [ TCM article]
* [ Britmovie website]
* [ "Variety" review]
* [ "New York Times" overview]
* [ Literature, Arts, and Medicine Database entry]
*imdb title | id= 0029995| title=The Citadel
* [ British Film Institute: The Ultimate Film List]
* [ Article about Cronin and the NHS]

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