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Arrowsmith (1931) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by John Ford and produced by John Ford, Samuel Goldwyn and Arthur Hornblow Jr..

Academy Awards 1931/32 --- Ceremony Number 5 (source: AMPAS)

Best Art DirectionRichard DayNominated
Best CinematographyRay JuneNominated
Best PictureSamuel Goldwyn ProductionsNominated
Best WritingSidney HowardNominated

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Warner Archive Wednesday ~ Arrowsmith (1931)

By Raquel Stecher on Nov 30, -0001 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

Arrowsmith (1931) With the recent outbreak of the Ebola virus dominating the news this Pre-Code film is timelier than ever. Independently produced by Samuel Goldwyn and directed by John Ford, Arrowsmith (1931) stars Ronald Colman as Dr. Martin Arrowsmith, a young doctor whose talents in the field ... Read full article

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Dr. Martin Arrowsmith: You've got to get used to hearing my ideas.
Leora Arrowsmith: Oh! I'm gonna hear a lot of them?
Dr. Martin Arrowsmith: You're going to marry me.
Leora Arrowsmith: You don't tell me.
Dr. Martin Arrowsmith: I certainly do.
Leora Arrowsmith: Now, you know, I shouldn't wonder if you're right. Of course, it's a little early in the game to be dead sure, but I shouldn't wonder.

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.

Dr. Martin Arrowsmith: Be informed, the first duty of a nurse is to stand when she speaks to a doctor.

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The first American sound film to feature a black character ("Dr. Oliver Marchand" played by Clarence Brooks) with a university degree who speaks perfect English, does not shuffle, and does not act in the usual stereotypical manner in which blacks were depicted in Hollywood films at the time.
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