This Day In History: 1932-03-14
The major feature of the week at the Lafayette Theatre in Suffern was “Arrowsmith” starring Ronald Colman, Helen Hayes and Richard Bennett. It was described as “The picture the critics could not praise enough” The Samuel Goldwyn featured was adapted from Sinclair Lewis’ famous novel published in 1925. He was offered the Pulitzer Prize for the work, but refused it. Helen Hayes was already being described as “one of the queens of the stage”. Richard Bennett had a distinguished stage career but was a relative newcomer to the screen. He was perhaps better known as the father of the famous stage trio Constance, Joan and Barbara Bennett. John Ford was the director.