The Citadel (1960 film)

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The Citadel
Based on The Citadel
by A. J. Cronin
Directed by Paul Bogart
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Producer David Susskind
Original network ABC
Original release
  • February 19, 1960 (1960-02-19)

The Citadel is a 1960 American television film adaptation of A. J. Cronin's 1937 novel The Citadel . It was written by Dale Wasserman and directed by Paul Bogart. It starred James Donald as Dr. Manson and Ann Blyth as Christine Barlow.


Other television versions of The Citadel include two British serials (1960 and 1983), and two Italian adaptations (1964 and 2003).

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