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Basic Info Rusty's rating: 78
Notable as: Black-and-whiteGenre: Black-and-white, Romance Film, DramaNarrative location: ParisRuntime: 101 minutesColor: black-and-white filmLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesFilming location: New York CityDirector: William WylerScreenwriter: Sidney HowardMusic: Alfred NewmanCinematography: Rudolph MatéStars: Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton, Paul Lukas, Mary Astor, Katherine Marlowe, David Niven, Gregory Gaye, Maria Ouspenskaya, Odette Myrtil, John Payne, Spring ByingtonProducer: Samuel GoldwynStudio: Samuel Goldwyn ProductionsAwards won: Academy Award for Best Production Design (Richard Day)
National Film Registry
Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Actor (Walter Huston)
Academy Award for Best Director (William Wyler)
Academy Award for Best Picture
Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Maria Ouspenskaya)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Sidney Howard)
Award details: (details at IMDb)
Description

Dodsworth is a 1936 American drama film directed by William Wyler and starring Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton and Mary Astor. Sidney Howard based the screenplay on his 1934 stage adaptation of the 1929 novel of the same name by Sinclair Lewis. Huston reprised his stage role. The center of the film is a study of a marriage in crisis. Recently retired auto magnate Samuel Dodsworth and his wife Fran, while on a grand European tour, discover that they want very different things out of life, straining their marriage. The film was critically praised and nominated for several Academy Awards. Dodsworth was nominated for AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies in 1997 and 2007.


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