George and Catherine Apley of Boston lead a proper life in the proper social circle, as did the Apleys before them. When grown daughter Eleanor falls in love with Howard (from New York!), ... See full summary »
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Director John Ford and producer Samuel Goldwyn would work together again some six years later on "The Hurricane". See more »
When Arrowsmith's first patient in Dakota calls and says his little girl is sick and to come right away, Arrowsmith says he will, and takes off without getting the address. See more »
Dr. Martin Arrowsmith:
God give me clear eyes and freedom from haste. God give me anger against all pretense. God keep me looking for my own mistakes. God keep me at it till my results are proven. God give me strength not to trust to God.
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Opening credits prologue: The story of a man who dedicated his life to service and his heart to the love of one woman. See more »
The opening title is altered with a patch that covers a credit for United Artists, the original distributor. This was probably ordered by Goldwyn himself for reissues. See more »
John Ford's adaptation of Sinclair Lewis' novel about a young doctor (Ronald Coleman) who constantly fears that he's not as good as everyone says. The doctor keeps struggling with his duties to his profession as well as his duties to his wife (Helen Hayes). I wasn't expecting too much out of this film but was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed it even with all of its flaws. Ford's direction is fairly weak as he never really brings any flair to the material but this is made up with some terrific performances. Coleman steals the film and really delivers all the goods as he's able to show the frustrations of a doctor trying to do the right thing for everyone. Hayes is also very good in her supporting role as is the supporting cast, which includes Richard Bennett, A.E. Anson and Myrna Loy.
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