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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)

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


Mrs. Joyce Lanyon: Do I strike you as being so hopelessly useless?
Dr. Martin Arrowsmith: If I had a twin sister, I think she'd be rather like you. That's how you strike me.
Mrs. Joyce Lanyon: That's an original compliment.
Dr. Martin Arrowsmith: That's no compliment, it's a scientific fact.


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.


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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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