One Man's Journey

One Man's Journey is a 1933 American pre-Code drama film starring Lionel Barrymore as Dr. Eli Watt. The picture was based on the short story Failure written by Katharine Haviland-Taylor. It was remade by RKO as A Man to Remember (1938). The story tells of a small town doctor working under difficult circumstances in a rural area somewhere in the United States.

One Man's Journey
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Directed byJohn S. Robertson
Charles Kerr (assistant)
Produced byPandro S. Berman
Merian C. Cooper
Screenplay byLester Cohen
Sam Ornitz
Based onFailure
by Katharine Havilland-Taylor
StarringLionel Barrymore
May Robson
Dorothy Jordan
Joel McCrea
Frances Dee
David Landau
Music byMax Steiner
CinematographyJack MacKenzie
Edited byArthur Roberts
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • September 8, 1933 (1933-09-08)
Running time
72 minutes




The film was popular at the box office.[1]


  1. Churchill, Douglas W. "The Year in Hollywood: 1934 May Be Remembered as the Beginning of the Sweetness-and-Light Era, New York Times [New York, NY], December 30, 1934: p. X5; retrieved December 16, 2013.
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