Dodsworth (1936) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by William Wyler and produced by Samuel Goldwyn and Merritt Hulburd.
A retired auto manufacturer travels to Europe with his vain, shallow wife. When she leaves him for a European baron, he is disconsolate until he meets a pretty young widow. A superb film adaptation of the Lewis novel handled well by Wyler and a big cast of Hollywood's best. Payne's screen debut.
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Dodsworth was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1990.
Academy Awards 1936 --- Ceremony Number 9 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Supporting Actress
|Best Art Direction
|Samuel Goldwyn Productions
Walter Huston and Ruth Chatterton star in William Wyler’s production of “Dodsworth”By Stephen Reginald on Jan 31, 2024 From Classic Movie Man
Walter Huston and Ruth Chatterton star in William Wyler’s production of “Dodsworth” Dodsworth (1936) is an American drama film directed by William Wyler, and starring Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton, Paul Lukas, Mary Astor, and David Niven. The screenplay by Sidney Howard is ba... Read full article
On Blu-ray: Walter Huston and Ruth Chatterton in William Wyler's Dodsworth (1936)By KC on May 6, 2020 From Classic Movies
I have revisited director William Wyler’s Dodsworth (1936), a film based on a Sinclair Lewis novel, many times over the years and the older I get, the richer it becomes. While any movie can change meaning with repeat viewings, this is a production that particularly reveals new facets with time... Read full article
Dodsworth (1936)By Beatrice on Jul 22, 2013 From Flickers in Time
Dodsworth Directed by William Wyler 1936/USA The Samuel Goldwyn Company Repeat viewing #101 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die This intelligent drama is one of my favorite movies of any time. ?I always forget just how much I love it until I see it again. Sam Dodsworth (Walter Huston) has m... Read full article
My Favorite Film: Walter Huston’s DodsworthBy Wade Sheeler on Apr 12, 2013 From Pretty Clever Films
TCM will air Dodsworth & The Treasure of the Sierra Madre this Sunday, April 14, 2013 I was a weird kid. I could make a list a mile long ?why.? But for now, the example I?ll give is the first two movie stars that I loved – Gary Cooper and Walter Huston. Gary Cooper, I?m sure you get. He wa... Read full article
Dodsworth (1)By Eric on Feb 27, 2013 From Classic Film Talk
Once in a while I see a film that surprises me. Dodsworth, from 1936 is one of these. It is easily one of the best films I’ve seen, all the more so because of it’s era. Movies from the 30s tend to have that overacted sentimentality, with sing-song speaking patterns from the women and bra... Read full article
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Fran Dodsworth: I hope I look as good as you do when I'm your age.
Mrs. Edith Cortright: You're almost sure to, my dear.
Fran Dodsworth: Oh, you're hopeless - you haven't the mistiest notion of civilization.
Sam Dodsworth: Yeah, well maybe I don't think so much of it, though. Maybe clean hospitals, concrete highways, and no soldiers along the Canadian border come near my idea of civilization.
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onOctober 4, 1937 with Walter Huston reprising his film role.
David Mamet, in his book "Bambi vs. Godzilla", cites this film as one of his favorites.
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