Screen Test of Time, Ep. 21: Arrowsmith
Screen Test of Time is a podcast where Suzan Eraslan and David Daw set out to watch every movie ever nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, in order, from the first awards season to, eventually, the present day. Each week, they watch and review a different movie, and when they've watched everything nominated in a particular year, they tell you whether the Oscar went to the right one!
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No, this week's movie is not about the guys who wrote "Love in an Elevator." It is, however, the movie that definitively answers the question, “Can a movie have too much plot?” Arrowsmith is the sweeping epic that made Suzan finally appreciate that most of them are three hours long, rather than 100 minutes.
Year Eligible: 1931/1932 (nominated)
Music: "True Blue Sam" by Zez Confrey and His Orchestra available at freemusicarchive.org.