The Citadel

The Citadel

DVD - 2009
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A young doctor in a Welsh mining village runs up against the medical establishment when he tries to explore the cause of a cough disabling miners; he abandons his humanitarian goals for a London practice.

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voisjoe1_0
Aug 11, 2016

Robert Donat plays a young doctor, torn between helping coal miners, doing medical research, and just making a living by treating rich patients. This film was considered to be one of the top films of 1938, but I felt it to be a bit short on emotion and the acting at times seemed just a tad contrived. Still this was a good movie about how medical science was just beginning to learn how to determine fact from old wive’s tales.

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garycornell
Aug 04, 2014

Would you like to see one of the best movies ever filmed? A film so good that you forget where you are or anything else that is going on in the room. Acting so superior that you feel it must be real. After you finish the movie, you still want to follow the lives of the characters. The Citadel with Robert Donat is just such a movie. When he greaves, we greave with him. When he is determined to overcome a problem, we pull for him. The man simply is amazing in "The Citadel. This movie is buried treasure with 4 copies and one out. This treasure of 1938 has been in the KCLS for a long time, yet no one has left a review. How can this be? Am I so wrong in my evaluation of the movie? The problem the movie addresses is just a relevant today as it was in 1938. Have I gotten your curiosity? Please don't read the DVD box or find out about the movies plot. It ruins so much of the films affect on you when your already prepared with plot details. I would appreciate your feedback on the movie. It has gone neglected long enough!!

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