Based on Sinclair Lewis's novel "Arrowsmith". A medical researcher is sent to a plague outbreak, where he has to decide priorities for the use of a vaccine.
Interessante ver o talento de John Ford fora dos faroestes.
It's interesting to see John Ford's talent outside westerns.
Don't remember this one.
Another day, another Oscar nominated adaptation of a Sinclair Lewis novel. This adaptation is older and less highly regarded than Elmer Gantry, but it did have some charms of its own. Of course the acting in the film is stilted in that early-30s way, and of course the film's hero is almost flawless to the point of not being very interesting, but I did like the film's interest in the scientific method. I also thought it had a slightly more progressive view of aiding impoverished countries than the much later A Nun's Story did. I can't say this was a blast to watch, but it was a decent job for a dramatic talkie made in 1932.
I like Ronald Colman and this was an interesting early movie in the "idealistic doctor" genre. Notable for being one of the first Hollywood movies to feature a black character who was more than just a stereotype (although there is plenty of racism in the way the black population of the island Arrowsmith goes to is treated).