Sunday, July 23, 2017

The citadel (1938) - little known drama from director King Vidor, starring Robert Donat, Rosalind Russell and Ralph Richardson

Rating 7.2/10
Runtime: 113 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: King Vidor
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Robert Donat ... Andrew
Rosalind Russell ... Christine
Ralph Richardson ... Denny
Rex Harrison ... Dr. Lawford
Emlyn Williams ... Owen
Penelope Dudley-Ward ... Toppy LeRoy
Francis L. Sullivan ... Ben Chenkin

Description: Idealistic young Dr. Andrew Manson is just beginning his career. He is looking for a balance between fair working conditions and being able to properly take care of his patients. After quitting his initial job in Wales as an assistant to Dr. Page due to the unfair working conditions set by Dr. Page's tyrannical wife, Manson gets a job working as the doctor for the local mine. Quickly, Manson notices that many of the miners have a persistent cough which had been treated by the previous doctor with "pink medicine". Suspecting that the cough has something to do with the mining conditions, Manson decides to investigate. Without the support of the local hospital, Manson, with the urging and support of his equally idealistic schoolteacher wife, Christine, opens a research facility in their home. Their research does determine that the silica dust from the mine is causing the miners' tuberculosis. However, many of the miners and the miner's board question the need for the research and want Manson to go back to solely prescribing the pink medicine for the cough. Disillusioned, Manson hastily quits and opens a practice in London. After an initial struggle, Manson, with advice from an old colleague, learns that a lucrative career can be had by treating the wealthy whose only medical problems are the want for attention. Money changes Manson's outlook, an outlook not supported by Christine. But a personal tragedy close to the Mansons caused by medical incompetence makes Manson reexamine the path he's chosen in London...







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Video and audio information:

Video : 1.24 GB, 1571 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 718x480 ~> 718x538 (4:3), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 120
Audio : 155 MB, 192 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = AC3, CBR

Subtitles (Separate English, Spanish, Portuguese-Brazilian, Serbian) posters and screenshots included

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