The Citadel
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Robert Donat stars as Dr. Andrew Manson in this adaptation of A.J. Cronin's best-selling novel. Manson devotes himself to treating the residents of a poverty-stricken Welsh mining community. Tuberculosis runs rampant in the village, and Manson is determined to help stem its tide and bring good health back to people who desperately need it. Through a series of unforeseen circumstances, Manson eventually leaves the community and begins working out of London, where he looks after wealthy hypochondriacs who don't really need his services but are willing to pay from them. While Manson gains… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

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"Though it has Vidor's favorite theme of personal rebirth and his enduring country/city dichotomy, it lacks his usual fire."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"A gripping portrait of both idealism and its disillusionment."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Picture is studded with many brilliantly human and dramatic sequences."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"With the exception of compromised ending, King Vidor's film is a good version of Cronin's novel, well acted by Robert Donat as the doctor and the the rest of the cast, including Rosalind Russell and Rex Harrison."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"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."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Great old-fashioned drama. Donat is wonderful."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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