Citadel, The | 1938 | Robert Donat, Rosalind Russell

Citadel, The | 1938 | Robert Donat, Rosalind Russell

Robert Donat stars as a devoted doctor who labors over treating Welsh miners infected with tuberculosis but ends up treating rich London patients at the risk of losing his faith in himself.

The death of a close friend shakes him out of his slump and he returns to the cause of the poor. Emlyn Williams not only appears on screen in The Citadel, but he also contributed to the screenplay; however, he was not included with the other writers when the film’s screenplay was nominated for an Academy Award. Based on the novel by A. J. Cronin.

production details

UK | 110 minutes | 1938

Director: King Vidor
Script: A.J. Cronin Ian Dalrymple Frank Wead

cast
Robert Donat as Dr. Andrew Manson
Rosalind Russell as Christine Manson
Ralph Richardson as Dr. Philip Denny
Rex Harrison as Dr. Frederick Lawford
Emlyn Williams as Owen
Penelope Dudley-Ward as Toppy LeRoy
Francis L. Sullivan as Ben Chenkin
Mary Clare as Mrs. Orlando
Cecil Parker as Dr. Charles Every
Nora Swinburne as Mrs. Thornton
Edward Chapman as Joe Morgan
Athene Seyler as Lady Raebank
Felix Aylmer as Mr. Boon
Joyce Bland as Nurse Sharp
Percy Parsons as Mr. Stillman

 

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