For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.
46 Ratings


Directed by John Ford
United States, 1931
Drama, Biography


In this adaptation of the acclaimed novel by Sinclair Lewis, Dr. Martin Arrowsmith, an idealistic small town doctor, relocates to the West Indies hoping to end the bubonic-plague epidemic. While there, he must reconcile his desire for prestige with the needs of real people in pain.

This film is not currently playing on MUBI but 30 other great films are. See what’s now showing
Arrowsmith Directed by John Ford

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1932 | 4 nominations including: Best Picture

What are people saying?

Related films