The Citadel

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Solidly impressive adaptation of AJ Cronin's novel about an idealistic young doctor who, disillusioned by the hostility he encounters while trying to improve slum conditions in the Welsh mining valleys, takes up a Mayfair practice and finds his principles steadily eroded. Sweetened with a happy ending, it's still an effective piece of work, thanks to Donat's typically sturdy performance and Vidor's powerful direction.

Release details

Duration: 110 mins

Cast and crew

Director: King Vidor
Screenwriter: Elizabeth Hill, Ian Dalrymple, Emlyn Williams, Frank Wead
Cast: Robert Donat
Rosalind Russell
Ralph Richardson
Cecil Parker
Rex Harrison
Emlyn Williams
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