Director: John Ford Cast: Ronald Colman, Helen Hayes, Richard Bennett
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One of the more prestigious films of its time, John Ford's film adaptation of Sinclair Lewis' Pulitzer Prize-winning novel has a sleek Art Deco look strangely out of tune with its tale of moral struggle. Ronald Colman stars as Martin Arrowsmith, an idealistic young doctor, who, after graduating from medical school, must forego a research position with Dr. Max Gottlieb (A.E. Anson) due to his marriage to nurse Leora Tozer (Helen Hayes). He returns to her rural hometown and establishes a small practice, and in his spare time eventually develops a serum for a deadly cow disease. Based on this work he is able to return to work under Dr. Gottlieb. When Dr. Gustav Sondelius (Richard Bennett), a friend of the researchers, informs them about a plague devouring the West Indies, Arrowsmith decides to travel to the area to test whether the serum he's working on might be effective in combatting it. The white citizens of the area refuse to allow themselves to be the subjects of an experiment, but black Harvard-educated Dr. Oliver Marchand (Clarence Brooks) persuades the island's native population to go along with Arrowsmith's plan.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/12/2014
UPC: 0888574071073
Original Release: 1931
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:40:00
Sales rank: 39,671

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ronald Colman Dr. Martin Arrowsmith
Helen Hayes Leora Arrowsmith
Richard Bennett Sondelius
A.E. Anson Prof. Gottlieb
Clarence Brooks Oliver Marchand
DeWitt Jennings Mr. Tozer
Beulah Bondi Mrs. Tozer
Myrna Loy Joyce Lanyon
Bert Roach Bert Tozer
John Qualen Henry Novak
David Landau Clerk
Claude King Dr. Tubbs
Russell Hopton Terry Wickett
Alec B. Francis Doctor
Florence Britton Miss Twyford
Lumsden Hare Sir Robert Fairland
Sidney de Grey Actor
Walter Downing City Clerk
James Marcus Actor
Adele Watson Mrs. Novak
Bobby Watson Actor
Erville Alderson Actor
Raymond Hatton Bit
Charlotte Henry Pioneer Girl

Technical Credits
John Ford Director
Hugh Bennett Editor
Richard Day Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Samuel Goldwyn Producer
Sidney Howard Screenwriter
Ray June Cinematographer
Alfred Newman Score Composer
Jack Noyes Sound/Sound Designer

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