Dodsworth

Dodsworth

Walter Huston
Director: William Wyler Cast: Walter Huston
Walter Huston
, Ruth Chatterton
Ruth Chatterton
, Paul Lukas
Paul Lukas
William Wyler

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Overview

In this highly acclaimed adaptation of Sinclair Lewis's novel, Walter Huston plays Sam Dodsworth, a good-hearted, middle-aged man who runs an auto manufacturing firm. His wife Fran (Ruth Chatterton) is obsessed with the notion that she's growing old, and she eventually persuades Sam to sell his interest in the company and take her to Europe. He agrees for the sake of their marriage, but before long Fran has begun to think of herself as a cosmopolitan sophisticate and thinks of Sam as dull and unadventurous. Craving excitement, Fran begins spending her time with other men and eventually informs Sam that she's leaving him for a minor member of royalty. While in Italy, Sam runs into Edith Cortright (Mary Astor), an attractive widow whom he first met while sailing to Europe. Edith seems to understand Sam in a way his wife does not, and they fall in love. However, Sam impulsively breaks off their relationship, only to discover in her absence just how deeply he cares for her. Dodsworth was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Walter Huston), and Best Supporting Actress (Maria Ouspenskaya), though only art director Richard Day walked away with an Oscar.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/24/2020
UPC: 0883929708079
Original Release: 1936
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:41:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Walter Huston Sam Dodsworth
Ruth Chatterton Fran Dodsworth
Paul Lukas Arnold Iselin
Mary Astor Edith Cortright
David Niven Major Clyde Lockert
Gregory Gaye Kurt Von Obersdorf
Maria Ouspenskaya Baroness Von Obersdorf
Odette Myrtil Renée de Penable
John Payne Harry
Spring Byington Matey Pearson
Harlan Briggs Tubby Pearson
Charles Halton Hazzard
Beatrice Maude Mary the Maid
John Barclay Guests in Ship Salon
Wilson Benge Steward
Gino Corrado American Express Clerk
Jack George Orchestra Leader
Fred Malatesta Ship's Waiter
Kathryn Marlowe Emily McKee
Inez Palange Edith's Housekeeper
Dale Van Sickel Actor

Technical Credits
William Wyler Director
R.O. Binger Special Effects
Richard Day Art Director
Samuel Goldwyn Producer
Sidney Howard Screenwriter
Omar Kiam Costumes/Costume Designer
Dan Mandell Editor
Rudolph Maté Cinematographer
Alfred Newman Score Composer

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