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Dodsworth (23-Sep-1936)

Director: William Wyler

Writer: Sidney Howard

From novel: Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Producer: Samuel Goldwyn

Keywords: Romantic Drama

A wealthy but provincial automobile manufacturer and his wife embark on a grand tour of Europe; he is weary from a life of work and embraces an upcoming life of quiet retirement, but she develops a taste for the café society. Won an Oscar for Best Art Direction; received additional nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Sound Recording.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Mary Astor
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Spring Byington
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Ruth Chatterton
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Walter Huston
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Paul Lukas
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Odette Myrtil
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David Niven
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Maria Ouspenskaya
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John Payne
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Walter Huston   ...   Sam Dodsworth
Ruth Chatterton   ...   Fran Dodsworth
Paul Lukas   ...   Arnold Iselin
Mary Astor   ...   Edith Cortright
David Niven   ...   Capt. Lockert
Gregory Gaye   ...   Kurt Von Obersdorf
Maria Ouspenskaya   ...   Baroness Von Obersdorf
Odette Myrtil   ...   Renée De Penable
Spring Byington   ...   Matey Pearson
Harlan Briggs   ...   Tubby Pearson
Kathryn Marlowe   ...   Emily
John Payne   ...   Harry


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