Based on the classic Sinclair Lewis novel, Arrowsmith is the compelling story of a man torn between two sets of values.
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Format:  DVD-R
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  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: August 12, 2014
  • Originally Released: 1931
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)

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Total Count: 8


User Ratings: 313
Even with its flaws Arrowsmith (1931) is a glorious Pre-Code film. It tackles a difficult subject, isn't afraid to experiment and there is a refreshing lack of racism. Full Review
Out of the Past
Nov 7, 2018
Rating: B- -- Emotionally gratifying, it dramatically only crawls along with so many actionless scenes. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Apr 1, 2007
Rating: 5/5 -- Brilliant, too little seen John Ford film of the Sinclair Lewis novel.
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 23, 2004
Rating: 2.5/5 -- One of those prestige pics from decades past that make you wonder exactly what all the fuss was about. Full Review
Goatdog's Movies
Mar 1, 2004
Rating: 2.5/4 -- ...the film's episodic structure ensures that it rarely becomes boring - though the story does lose some momentum towards the end... Full Review
Reel Film Reviews
Mar 12, 2005
Rating: B+ -- One of John Ford's in-depth probes of the doctor's role in society, Arrowsmith was based on the novel by Sinclair Lewis who refused the 1926 Pulitzer because of the prize's alleged advocacy of work that endorsed "the wholesome American life." Full Review
Jun 20, 2005
Many shots show an early awareness of mood and expression, using heavy shadows and diagonal shapes to establish visual conflicts. Full Review
Combustible Celluloid
Apr 11, 2005

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Ronald Colman stars as Martin Arrowsmith, an idealistic small-town doctor and research scientist who relocates to the West Indies. His determination to end the bubonic-plague epidemic there sets off a tragic series of events that forces him to come to terms with his career and personal life.


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