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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 - 179 stars)
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TCI | Tier | Date Ranked | # Stars (Reviews)
Date User Score
Jan 09 cengaveri
78T9
Dec 08, 2017 CMWL
1T6
Nov 29, 2017 Cocoa
70T8
Nov 19, 2017 cayh
70T6
Oct 22, 2017 porzano porzano
64T8
Oct 10, 2017 Henrik Henrik
85T9
Mature and deeply moving study of a marriage falling apart. Copied countless times.
Jul 03, 2017 DLawrence
83T9
Jun 30, 2017 h1d3m3
90T5
May 11, 2017 bybrt bybrt
75T8
May 10, 2017 albajos
80T9
Apr 14, 2017 kupfertj
79T8
Apr 09, 2017 ICMforum
90T6
Mar 26, 2017 CesarCastag
80T8
Mar 24, 2017 JooJoo JooJoo
4T6
Mar 11, 2017 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
75T10
Feb 14, 2017 Gorchakov Gorchakov
45T5
Jan 28, 2017 NevinLiu
65T3
Jan 14, 2017 cshadows2887
92T9
Jan 14, 2017 mjbreuer
76T7
Jan 02, 2017 Tarris1
77T9
Jan 01, 2017 Buff
50T8
Dec 27, 2016 feydey feydey
78T4
Dec 13, 2016 JJ1986 JJ1986
70T8
Nov 21, 2016 Ronin22
74T10
Nov 15, 2016 simonprior
80T5
Oct 28, 2016 GrimsChild GrimsChild
45T5
Oct 05, 2016 themadelf66 themadelf66
68T4
Sep 14, 2016 jagarnyfiken jagarnyfiken
79T8
Sep 01, 2016 filmcricket
86T10
Jul 11, 2016 keelyj
100T6
Jul 04, 2016 Col_Needham
70T6
Jun 30, 2016 bal3x bal3x
70T7
Jun 07, 2016 letterboxdvo letterboxdvo
38T8
May 27, 2016 FrancoZero FrancoZero
15T8
May 21, 2016 mimecry
90T6
Mar 05, 2016 zevel6
59T7
Mar 02, 2016 Mulholland Mulholland
90T10
Feb 15, 2016 Tiago_Vieira Tiago Vieira
95T10
Jan 12, 2016 RodopLu
58T4
Jan 01, 2016 aday76 aday76
89T8
Dec 28, 2015 thundercat
80T8
Dec 24, 2015 CosmicMonkey CosmicMonkey
85T9
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
40T9
Dec 15, 2015 robot2xl robot2xl
74T9
Dec 10, 2015 Russ Bedford
64T4
Nov 27, 2015 coroner
80T9
Nov 20, 2015 bhoyo
84T9
Nov 11, 2015 maksler maksler
90T10
Nov 02, 2015 Niska Niska
43T8
Nov 01, 2015 gossamer2
84T9
Oct 26, 2015 Gossamer
3T9
Oct 04, 2015 genorae genorae
70T5
Jul 28, 2015 M-B-M
9T10
Jul 15, 2015 thirdeye42
80T9
May 18, 2015 zetes
100T10
May 18, 2015 dglink
90T9
Apr 24, 2015 si-sak
70T8
Apr 24, 2015 OldAle1
90T9
Mar 31, 2015 dr_radical dr. radical
60T7
Mar 28, 2015 fungusgnat
62T5
Mar 25, 2015 10kfilms
100T10
Feb 11, 2015 LuxNatalis LuxNatalis
40T3
Feb 01, 2015 kharms2
60T4
Jan 29, 2015 LosWochos
87T6
Jan 29, 2015 auhasarderik auhasarderik
8T8
Jan 25, 2015 kafka1325 kafka1325
62T6
Jan 19, 2015 petcor80
75T5
Jan 15, 2015 metaller
80T8
Jan 09, 2015 Clepsydra Clepsydra
30T6
Dec 14, 2014 felixm85
80T7
Dec 05, 2014 brianmn
90T10
Nov 24, 2014 dourface dourface
60T5
Nov 21, 2014 BigEvil Nathan S
4T8
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
80T8
Sep 23, 2014 RavynLoony RavynLoony
89T10
Sep 01, 2014 norvaljones norval_jones
90T10
Aug 11, 2014 augustobsf
73T4
Aug 03, 2014 jackinthebox jackinthebox
90T10
Jul 31, 2014 Rotten Users
85T8
May 10, 2014 mitchelly mitchelly
88T9
Apr 27, 2014 Feraud Feraud
24T2
Apr 20, 2014 TheSaberfool TheSaberfool
78T9
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
70T6
Apr 14, 2014 davesv
84T9
Apr 07, 2014 SickForay SickForay
82T9
Feb 13, 2014 peekingpanda peekingpanda
75T10
Jan 10, 2014 MMAlpha MMAlpha
65T4
Dec 29, 2013 pitn
84T4
Dec 24, 2013 beccaesq
7T5
Dec 19, 2013 superpomme
70T3
Dec 17, 2013 trannygranny
10T5
Dec 16, 2013 tommy_leazaq
54T4
Dec 07, 2013 Dicke_Taube
60T4
Dec 01, 2013 joachimt joachimt
80T9
Nov 27, 2013 HVM
80T9
Oct 31, 2013 xacviant
87T9
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
96T10
Oct 30, 2013 flowing flowing
71T8
Oct 21, 2013 Jorg
70T6
Oct 11, 2013 damil
80T10
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
70T7
Aug 17, 2013 briga
70T7
Aug 16, 2013 monoglot
90T10
Aug 15, 2013 Barkinson
50T4
Aug 10, 2013 Sheldrake Sheldrake
50T4
Jun 27, 2013 mallamp
90T10
Jun 18, 2013 PUNQ
70T10
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
80T8
Jun 02, 2013 t-h-o-r
55T7
May 21, 2013 oskarhu oskarhu
84T9
May 11, 2013 toro913
58T6
May 11, 2013 avb avb
94T10
May 06, 2013 lineuphere lineuphere
84T8
Apr 17, 2013 jef_costello jef costello
68T3
Mar 18, 2013 Cronos
60T6
Mar 12, 2013 Warren Warren
85T8
Jan 31, 2013 sergebarber sergebarber
3T8
Jan 17, 2013 kafkalamak kafkalamak
70T4
Dec 17, 2012 Sinemaestro Amadeus
91T10
great masterpiece. nature of women, marriage, midlife crisis, selfishness and sacrifice.
Dec 14, 2012 frbrown frbrown
70T4
Dec 04, 2012 Rozmarin Rozmarin
70T5
Oct 28, 2012 Ronin21
80T8
Oct 19, 2012 gwynplaine gwynplaine
80T6
Oct 09, 2012 bones_r
80T8
Sep 30, 2012 masoo masoo
80T8
Jul 28, 2012 Timmer
68T6
Jun 25, 2012 ColonelTigh
93T7
Jun 08, 2012 Mochard Mochard
70T9
May 31, 2012 debaser1985
80T9
May 30, 2012 dequinix dequinix
60T6
Apr 06, 2012 Gordon_Cole Gordon Cole
82T8
Mar 10, 2012 KasperL KasperL
80T9
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
10T10
Feb 22, 2012 sebby sebby
75T8
Feb 12, 2012 sillstaw
70T2
Feb 07, 2012 fenixdown fenixdown
78T7
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
85T10
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
74T9
Jan 13, 2012 Mr_Mxyzptlk Mr. Mxyzptlk
100T6
Nov 30, 2011 cat9man cat9man
85T8
Would love to see the remake
Nov 28, 2011 krf7 krf7
95T10
Humming along as a good film until the final act, which ranks amongst my favorites of all time.
Oct 04, 2011 TheWriter
70T7
Oct 03, 2011 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
74T10
Aug 08, 2011 VinegarBob VinegarBob
80T8
Jul 27, 2011 tyoda
82T9
May 14, 2011 FitFortDanga MartinTeller
85T9
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
82T7
Apr 20, 2011 hoolie
95T9
Apr 09, 2011 ecalder ecalder
71T8
Mar 26, 2011 Antares Antares
84T9
Mar 15, 2011 stacia stacia
92T7
Feb 27, 2011 dcatcher dcatcher
67T7
Feb 04, 2011 mightysparks mightysparks
50T5
Jan 18, 2011 strangelime
75T4
Dec 26, 2010 superkell89
50T1
Oct 29, 2010 authorial
75T5
Oct 24, 2010 OfTheAllies OfTheAllies
90T10
Oct 19, 2010 screentime
75T8
Sep 07, 2010 caffe
72T5
Aug 18, 2010 Dorkovsky Dorkovsky
5T7
Aug 10, 2010 IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
83T10
Jul 30, 2010 torgo64
75T8
Jul 07, 2010 Deadmarsh Deadmarsh
70T6
Jun 25, 2010 demrahc13 demrahc13
77T3
Jun 21, 2010 bengar
92T7
May 12, 2010 FlixR8r FlixR8r
88T10
May 09, 2010 comanchex
87T9
Apr 30, 2010 Scottathon Scottathon
79T8
Apr 27, 2010 clarkah Prof. Sebby
70T6
Apr 10, 2010 chiphall72
81T8
Feb 25, 2010 driscarpin driscarpin
82T8
Feb 25, 2010 jeffv jeff_v
82T10
Feb 20, 2010 empire434
79T8
Jan 19, 2010 onetwothree
70T9
Jan 01, 2010 kastenm kastenm
82T9
Dec 13, 2009 rankingbest
88T10
Dec 10, 2009 sirphibes sirphibes
89T10
Nov 24, 2009 Jazzaloha
77T9
Nov 13, 2009 gork gork
72T7
Nov 06, 2009 rudolf55
94T10
Oct 22, 2009 donofthedead
82T8
Oct 03, 2009 winds winds
6T8
Sep 12, 2009 negative
2T6
Aug 14, 2009 NilbogSavant NilbogSavant
72T6
Apr 19, 2009 imdb imdb
82T10
Jan 01, 2009 PeaceAnarchy PeaceAnarchy
87T9
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
95T10
Nov 21, 2008 digitalmonk
78T7
Nov 02, 2008 filmaffinity filmaffinity
75T10
Aug 06, 2008 goran
99T10
Jul 13, 2008 Antoine
70T5
Jul 05, 2008 purity
2T6
May 08, 2008 Theodora Theodora
95T10
Apr 26, 2008 Mango
4T5
Apr 26, 2008 allisoncm allisoncm
50T3
Apr 13, 2008 Cerebrus Cerebrus
70T7
It only goes down after that opening shot. But what an opening shot!
Mar 09, 2008 gleeb
71T5
Dec 11, 2007 welike
40T9
Aug 13, 2007 laika laika
72T6
Aug 13, 2007 kangadoodoo kangadoodoo
65T7
Jul 05, 2007 0012
82T6
Jan 30, 2007 CinematicESP CinematicESP
70T2
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