- Original title
- Running time
- 96 min.
- United States
Sidney Howard (Novel: Sinclair Lewis)
Rudolph Maté (B&W)
Samuel Goldwyn Company
Drama | Melodrama
- Movie Groups
Sinclair Lewis Adaptations
- Synopsis / Plot
- Sam Dodsworth (Walter Huston) sells his automobile company at great profit. But his success has come at the expense his dutiful wife, Fran (Ruth Chatterton). She persuades him to take her to Europe on the Queen Mary. Sam sits and watches while Fran dances with handsome Cyde Lockert (David Niven). Fran wants to prove she is still young. Sam just wants to relax--he watches the night sky and talks to an attractive divorcée (Mary Astor). To this point DODSWORTH could be a romantic comedy. But it takes a different tack, becoming a penetrating examination of a troubled marriage.
: Oscar: Best Art Direction. 7 Nominations
: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Actor (Walter Huston)
- Critics' reviews
"By far the most sensitive, restrained, and effective piece of direction Wyler ever turned in"
Dave Kehr: Chicago Reader
"Huston is superb (...) The film remains the most emotionally compelling of Wyler's career."
Elliott Stein: Village Voice
- Movie Soulmates' ratings
so you can access movie recommendations tailored to your movie taste.
- Friends' ratings
so you can check out ratings by your friends, family members, and like-minded members of the FA community.
Is the synopsis/plot summary missing? Do you want to report a spoiler, error or omission? Please send us a message
If you are not a registered user please send us an email to email@example.com
All copyrighted material (movie posters, DVD covers, stills, trailers) and trademarks belong to their respective producers and/or distributors.
For US ratings information please visit: www.mpaa.org www.filmratings.com www.parentalguide.org