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A bittersweet tale of the increasing estrangement of a retired automobile tycoon and his wife. Increasingly obsessed with maintaining an appearance of youth, she falls in with a crowd of frivolous socialites during their "second honeymoon" European vacation. He, in turn, meets a woman who is everything she is not; self-assured, self-confident, and able to take care of herself. (imdb)

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1. 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (public: moderated by kozan26 - 182 stars)
2. Academy Award - Oscar - Best Picture and Nominees (public: moderated by smviper00 - 31 stars)
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4. They Shoot Pictures 1,000 Greatest Films (2012 revision) (public: moderated by PeaceAnarchy - 23 stars)
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Date User Score
Apr 15 AchwellFoley
90 92%
Apr 13 dourface dourface
60 45%
Mar 25 wetwillies wetwillies
60 10%
Viewed March 24, 2018.
Mar 12 plantedtrees
76 37%
Feb 25 edw edw
98 91%
Feb 17 coldesser
80 73%
Feb 12 FreddieQuell FreddieQuell
63 46%
Feb 10 davidjn
80 93%
Feb 10 FilthyHarry
1 3%
Feb 02 kennkoon kennkoon
77 69%
Jan 09 cengaveri
78 88%
Dec 08, 2017 CMWL
1 0%
Nov 29, 2017 Cocoa
70 72%
Nov 19, 2017 cayh
70 46%
Oct 22, 2017 porzano porzano
64 70%
Oct 10, 2017 Henrik Henrik
85 90%
Mature and deeply moving study of a marriage falling apart. Copied countless times.
Aug 18, 2017 EveAngel
70 58%
Jul 03, 2017 DLawrence
83 84%
Jun 30, 2017 h1d3m3
90 42%
May 11, 2017 bybrt bybrt
75 72%
May 10, 2017 albajos
80 76%
Apr 14, 2017 kupfertj
79 70%
Apr 09, 2017 ICMforum
90 45%
Mar 26, 2017 CesarCastag
80 72%
Mar 24, 2017 JooJoo JooJoo
4 53%
Mar 11, 2017 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
75 93%
Jan 28, 2017 NevinLiu
65 26%
Jan 14, 2017 cshadows2887
92 82%
Jan 14, 2017 mjbreuer
76 67%
Jan 02, 2017 Tarris1
77 79%
Jan 01, 2017 Buff
50 67%
Dec 27, 2016 feydey feydey
78 29%
Dec 13, 2016 JJ1986 JJ1986
70 76%
Nov 21, 2016 Ronin22
74 92%
Nov 15, 2016 simonprior
80 38%
Oct 28, 2016 GrimsChild GrimsChild
45 46%
Oct 05, 2016 themadelf66 themadelf66
68 31%
Sep 14, 2016 jagarnyfiken jagarnyfiken
79 77%
Sep 01, 2016 filmcricket
86 95%
Jul 11, 2016 keelyj
100 0%
Jul 04, 2016 Col_Needham
70 29%
Jun 30, 2016 bal3x bal3x
70 69%
Jun 07, 2016 letterboxdvo letterboxdvo
38 79%
May 27, 2016 FrancoZero FrancoZero
15 73%
May 21, 2016 mimecry
90 47%
Mar 05, 2016 zevel6
59 62%
Mar 02, 2016 Mulholland Mulholland
90 90%
Feb 15, 2016 Tiago_Vieira Tiago Vieira
95 96%
Jan 12, 2016 RodopLu
58 31%
Jan 01, 2016 aday76 aday76
89 68%
Dec 28, 2015 thundercat
80 66%
Dec 24, 2015 CosmicMonkey CosmicMonkey
85 84%
Compared to the Backstage-Musicals, screwball comedies and sappy romances that dominated the 1930s Dodsworth is a very mature and intelligent film for it's time, deftly and subtly exploring the complexity and moral ambiguity of romantic relationships and aging while still portraying both parties as flawed, yet sympathetic characters with depth and dimensionality. It's a tall order, but Wyler, along with some great performances by his cast, pulls it off.
Dec 24, 2015 MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
40 86%
Dec 15, 2015 robot2xl robot2xl
74 83%
Dec 10, 2015 Russ Bedford
64 36%
Nov 27, 2015 coroner
80 76%
Nov 20, 2015 bhoyo
84 86%
Nov 11, 2015 maksler maksler
90 86%
Nov 02, 2015 Niska Niska
43 77%
Nov 01, 2015 gossamer2
84 89%
Oct 26, 2015 Gossamer
3 82%
Oct 04, 2015 genorae genorae
70 18%
Jul 28, 2015 M-B-M
8 94%
Jul 15, 2015 thirdeye42
80 87%
May 18, 2015 zetes
100 90%
May 18, 2015 dglink
90 83%
Apr 24, 2015 si-sak
70 73%
Apr 24, 2015 OldAle1
90 82%
Mar 31, 2015 dr_radical dr. radical
60 68%
Mar 28, 2015 fungusgnat
62 38%
Mar 25, 2015 10kfilms
100 97%
Feb 11, 2015 LuxNatalis LuxNatalis
40 24%
Feb 01, 2015 kharms2
60 29%
Jan 29, 2015 LosWochos
87 52%
Jan 29, 2015 auhasarderik auhasarderik
8 77%
Jan 25, 2015 kafka1325 kafka1325
62 58%
Jan 19, 2015 petcor80
75 27%
Jan 15, 2015 metaller
80 66%
Jan 09, 2015 Clepsydra Clepsydra
30 49%
Dec 14, 2014 felixm85
80 51%
Dec 05, 2014 brianmn
90 94%
Nov 21, 2014 BigEvil Nathan S
4 77%
In the era of screwball antics and syrupy melodrama, Dodsworth is a romance of surprising complexity, and one that stands apart from its moralistic contemporaries. These characters are notably dimensional, becoming more than their respective archetypes along a bittersweet and unpredictable emotional arc. Walter Huston and Mary Astor are both fantastic, though I'm less impressed with Ruth Chatterton. The ending is perfect.
Sep 28, 2014 Hadzibegovic Hadzibegovic
80 74%
Sep 23, 2014 RavynLoony RavynLoony
89 96%
Sep 01, 2014 norvaljones norval_jones
90 90%
Aug 11, 2014 augustobsf
73 33%
Aug 03, 2014 jackinthebox jackinthebox
90 93%
Jul 31, 2014 Rotten Users
85 79%
May 10, 2014 mitchelly mitchelly
88 80%
Apr 27, 2014 Feraud Feraud
24 16%
Apr 20, 2014 TheSaberfool TheSaberfool
78 85%
A great film about how the two halves of a couple deal with aging - to accept it with grace or petulant denial. Threatens to go too far with the melodrama in the middle, but is anchored and steadied by Walter Huston's wonderful performance in the lead role. Has one of the most beautifully executed and satisfying endings I have seen from that era.
Apr 16, 2014 drawingboard drawingboard
70 44%
Apr 14, 2014 davesv
84 82%
Apr 07, 2014 SickForay SickForay
82 84%
Feb 13, 2014 peekingpanda peekingpanda
75 90%
Jan 10, 2014 MMAlpha MMAlpha
65 33%
Dec 29, 2013 pitn
84 25%
Dec 24, 2013 beccaesq
7 26%
Dec 19, 2013 superpomme
70 3%
Dec 17, 2013 trannygranny
10 37%
Dec 16, 2013 tommy_leazaq
54 42%
Dec 07, 2013 Dicke_Taube
60 34%
Dec 01, 2013 joachimt joachimt
80 85%
Nov 27, 2013 HVM
80 71%
Oct 31, 2013 xacviant
87 82%
A Midwest auto tycoon retires and goes to Europe with his socially ambitious wife; they discover how different they really are, and their future together no longer seems assured. After a shaky, rushed start, it settles into a smart, mature romance of contrasting values, anchored by a perfect performance from Walter Huston in the lead and strong support from Ruth Chatterton as his wife and Mary Astor as an expat who understands his longings. Quite well-made; fine Oscar-winning art direction.
Oct 31, 2013 Holygrail2
96 90%
Oct 30, 2013 flowing flowing
71 79%
Oct 21, 2013 Jorg
70 63%
Oct 11, 2013 damil
80 90%
This is another great film from William Wyler, whose direction here was really good. It's about a couple whose marriage starts dissolving while they're on vacation. It felt very ahead of its time, in terms of men and women and relationships. I enjoyed the journey the film went on and it had a really satisfying ending.
Sep 16, 2013 Limdebois Limdebois
70 57%
Aug 17, 2013 briga
70 52%
Aug 16, 2013 monoglot
90 94%
Aug 15, 2013 Barkinson
50 39%
Aug 10, 2013 Sheldrake Sheldrake
50 36%
Jun 27, 2013 mallamp
90 90%
Jun 18, 2013 PUNQ
70 96%
Dodsworth was never going to be a movie I'd adore with all my heart, but I must admit I enjoyed it a lot more then expected! This is basically a well written story with acting to match, where you feel little by little the couple of Walter Huston & Ruth Chatterton are drifting apart bit by bit each time two meet. She's so afraid of getting old that the most petrifying word she knows is "grandmother"! The end becomes a strong point in the impression as you see the fear in the eyes.
Jun 17, 2013 marcon65 marco_n65
80 79%
Jun 02, 2013 t-h-o-r
55 66%
May 21, 2013 oskarhu oskarhu
84 89%
May 11, 2013 toro913
58 53%
May 11, 2013 avb avb
94 92%
May 06, 2013 lineuphere lineuphere
84 78%
Apr 17, 2013 jef_costello jef costello
68 28%
Mar 18, 2013 Cronos
60 57%
Mar 12, 2013 Warren Warren
85 76%
Jan 31, 2013 sergebarber sergebarber
3 77%
Jan 17, 2013 kafkalamak kafkalamak
70 36%
Dec 17, 2012 Sinemaestro Amadeus
91 99%
great masterpiece. nature of women, marriage, midlife crisis, selfishness and sacrifice.
Dec 14, 2012 frbrown frbrown
70 34%
Dec 04, 2012 Rozmarin Rozmarin
70 33%
Oct 28, 2012 Ronin21
80 73%
Oct 19, 2012 gwynplaine gwynplaine
80 54%
Oct 09, 2012 bones_r
80 78%
Sep 30, 2012 masoo masoo
80 75%
Jul 28, 2012 Timmer
68 49%
Jun 25, 2012 ColonelTigh
93 63%
Jun 08, 2012 Mochard Mochard
70 81%
May 31, 2012 debaser1985
80 89%
May 30, 2012 dequinix dequinix
60 46%
Apr 06, 2012 Gordon_Cole Gordon Cole
82 72%
Mar 10, 2012 KasperL KasperL
80 85%
Solid acting, particularly from Huston. Without overdoing it, Wyler and he skillfully invokes our sympathy, ensuring that we root for his and Astor's characters to end up together. The ending is very effective. A great, well-cast drama.
Mar 02, 2012 Malcym
10 99%
Feb 22, 2012 sebby sebby
75 79%
Feb 12, 2012 sillstaw
70 14%
Feb 07, 2012 fenixdown fenixdown
78 62%
The plot is a little bit too convenient for my taste. However, it's still an interesting, twisty examination of a married couple growing old not-so-gracefully.
Jan 26, 2012 Moribunny Moribunny
85 94%
A romance film about the second chapter that truly convinces and touches. Rarely are works in this genre as intelligent, original and complex as William Wyler's Dodsworth. The acting is very theatrical, as it most often was in the 1930s, but excellent at the same time.
Jan 26, 2012 DrinkMilk
74 81%
Jan 13, 2012 Mr_Mxyzptlk Mr. Mxyzptlk
100 %
Nov 30, 2011 cat9man cat9man
85 72%
Would love to see the remake
Nov 28, 2011 krf7 krf7
95 97%
Humming along as a good film until the final act, which ranks amongst my favorites of all time.
Oct 04, 2011 TheWriter
70 58%
Oct 03, 2011 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
74 93%
Aug 08, 2011 VinegarBob VinegarBob
80 79%
Jul 27, 2011 tyoda
82 88%
May 14, 2011 FitFortDanga MartinTeller
85 84%
Very fine melodrama. A winning performance by Walter Huston in the title role, with excellent support from Astor and Chatterton. I loved how Dodsworth is not simply a naive rube, and his wife is not simply a spoiled shrew. These characters have vibrant depth and dimensionality, and their emotional arcs do not seem predetermined. The score is a bit syrupy at times, but the photography is nice. While the film doesn't quite reach the heights of THE HEIRESS, it's very satisfying and engaging.
Apr 23, 2011 Sapta Sapta
82 61%
Apr 20, 2011 hoolie
95 87%
Apr 09, 2011 ecalder ecalder
71 78%
Mar 26, 2011 Antares Antares
84 89%
Mar 15, 2011 stacia stacia
92 63%
Feb 27, 2011 dcatcher dcatcher
67 63%
Feb 04, 2011 mightysparks mightysparks
50 39%
Jan 18, 2011 strangelime
75 34%
Dec 26, 2010 superkell89
50 6%
Oct 29, 2010 authorial
75 37%
Oct 24, 2010 OfTheAllies OfTheAllies
90 93%
Oct 19, 2010 screentime
75 72%
Sep 07, 2010 caffe
72 47%
Aug 18, 2010 Dorkovsky Dorkovsky
5 61%
Aug 10, 2010 IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
83 96%
Jul 30, 2010 torgo64
75 76%
Jul 07, 2010 Deadmarsh Deadmarsh
70 64%
Jun 25, 2010 demrahc13 demrahc13
77 23%
Jun 21, 2010 bengar
92 62%
May 12, 2010 FlixR8r FlixR8r
88 94%
May 09, 2010 comanchex
87 81%
Apr 30, 2010 Scottathon Scottathon
79 68%
Apr 27, 2010 clarkah Prof. Sebby
70 63%
Apr 10, 2010 chiphall72
81 76%
Feb 25, 2010 driscarpin driscarpin
82 74%
Feb 25, 2010 jeffv jeff_v
82 93%
Feb 20, 2010 empire434
79 77%
Jan 19, 2010 onetwothree
70 80%
Jan 01, 2010 kastenm kastenm
82 85%
Dec 13, 2009 rankingbest
88 96%
Dec 10, 2009 sirphibes sirphibes
89 91%
Nov 24, 2009 Jazzaloha
77 89%
Nov 13, 2009 gork gork
72 60%
Nov 06, 2009 rudolf55
94 88%
Oct 22, 2009 donofthedead
82 70%
Oct 03, 2009 winds winds
6 75%
Sep 12, 2009 negative
2 %
Aug 14, 2009 NilbogSavant NilbogSavant
72 55%
Apr 19, 2009 imdb imdb
82 96%
Jan 01, 2009 PeaceAnarchy PeaceAnarchy
87 87%
It has all the elements to be a perfect film but falls just a little short. It's a bit hard to ignore that we're worrying about these super rich people at the height of the great depression and the pacing is a tad inconsistent, but putting those things aside you have a great film. The performances are strong, especially Huston, and on a human level the romance, or lack thereof, are really well played. The ending is what really won me over, it could not have been executed better.
Dec 02, 2008 celuloid
95 93%
Nov 21, 2008 digitalmonk
78 61%
Nov 02, 2008 filmaffinity filmaffinity
75 93%
Aug 06, 2008 goran
99 95%
Jul 13, 2008 Antoine
70 38%
Jul 05, 2008 purity
2 60%
May 08, 2008 Theodora Theodora
95 95%
Apr 26, 2008 Mango
4 34%
Apr 26, 2008 allisoncm allisoncm
50 22%
Apr 13, 2008 Cerebrus Cerebrus
70 62%
It only goes down after that opening shot. But what an opening shot!
Mar 09, 2008 gleeb
71 42%
Dec 11, 2007 welike
40 89%
Aug 13, 2007 kangadoodoo kangadoodoo
65 66%
Aug 13, 2007 laika laika
72 51%
Jul 05, 2007 0012
82 50%
Jan 30, 2007 CinematicESP CinematicESP
70 15%
Average Percentile 65.89% from 211 Rankings rss