The Citadel Overview:

The Citadel (1938) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by King Vidor and produced by Victor Saville and Hayes Goetz.


Donat stars as a devoted doctor who labors over treating Welsh miners infected with tuberculosis but ends up treating rich London patients at the risk of losing his faith in himself. The death of a close friend shakes him out of his slump and he returns to the cause of the poor. Based on the novel by A.J. Cronin.

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Academy Awards 1938 --- Ceremony Number 11 (source: AMPAS)

Best ActorRobert DonatNominated
Best DirectorKing VidorNominated
Best WritingIan Dalrymple, Frank Wead, Elizabeth HillNominated
Best PictureMetro-Goldwyn-MayerNominated

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By Beatrice on Dec 9, 2013 From Flickers in Time

The Citadel Directed by King Vidor Written by Ian Dalrymple et al based on the novel by A.J. Cronin 1938/UK Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer British Studios First viewing; Warner Archives DVD Robert Donat is wonderful in this medical melodrama. Idealistic doctor Andrew Manson (Donat) gets his first post-graduate... Read full article

The Citadel (1)

By Alyson on Mar 6, 2011 From The Best Picture Project

Don?t we all have big dreams of changing the world for the better at some point?? Some want to be scientists discovering new species or form of energy, others want to write the next great novel and inspire generations to come.? For Andrew Manson, the dream was to be a good doctor. In The Citadel, An... Read full article

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Elizabeth Allan was announced as leading lady, and sued M.G.M. when she was replaced by Rosalind Russell
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