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Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man

  • Action
  • Drama
  • 1962
  • Martin Ritt
  • 142 mins
  • PG

Summary

An immature young man from Middle America grows to manhood after a cross-country journey and his military service in World War I.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Loosely assembled from ten of the autobiographical Nick Adams stories and the Italian segment of A Farewell to Arms, this is an ill-judged, miscast odyssey that seeks to combine the artistry of Ernest Hemingway's fiction with the macho posturing of his private life. As the titular seeker-after-experience, Richard Beymer's struggle to impose his personality on the proceedings is hampered by a script containing too many opportunities for scene-stealing cameos. Paul Newman's grotesque boxer, Fred Clark's exploitative entrepreneur and Eli Wallach's kindly orderly impress, though the standouts are Arthur Kennedy and Jessica Tandy as the hero's parents.

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Credits

Cast

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Nick AdamsRichard Beymer
CarolynDiane Baker
ContessaCorinne Calvet
Mr TurnerFred Clark
Billy CampbellDan Dailey
TelegrapherJames Dunn
BugsJuano Hernandez
Dr AdamsArthur Kennedy
Major PadulaRicardo Montalban
Ad FrancisPaul Newman
RosannaSusan Strasberg
Mrs AdamsJessica Tandy
JohnEli Wallach
GeorgeMichael J Pollard

Crew

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DirectorMartin Ritt

Details

Theatrical distributor
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Languages
English
Formats
Colour
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