The Ernest Hemingway Film Collection

Being one of America's most loved and celebrated authors it seems natural that many of Ernest Hemingway's novels have been made into films. In this collection of five films based on Hemingway's work, two, Adventures of a Young Man and Under My Skin, are only available here.

A Farewell to Arms:
Director: Charles Vidor

It is the horrors of World War I and love is still possible. Lt. Henry (Rock Hudson – Pillow Talk, Giant) is an American volunteer who is working with the Italian army as an ambulance driver and is stationed in Northern Italy. He meets Catherine (Jennifer Jones – The Towering Inferno, The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit), an English nurse working with the Red Cross. He is head over heels in love from first sight. Catherine, whose fiancé has died during the war, is hesitant but finally gives in. Henry is sent to the front and through a misunderstanding is thought to be a German spy. He is tried and sentenced to death. Catherine is devastated. Henry manages to escape into neutral Switzerland and a pregnant Catherine joins him. They try to live out their lives in peace, but as is usually the case the past catches up with them.

Special Features:
-Theatrical trailer
-Fox Movietone News

Adventures of a Young Man:
Director: Martin Ritt

Nick Adams (Richard Beymer – My Girl 2, The Longest Day) leaves his childhood home in the Michigan Lake Country by foot in the year 1916 with the idea of learning about the world that is out there. His journey is sometimes treacherous, but always a learning experience. Adams has to deal with a violent train brakeman, travels to New York City and finally ends up in Europe during World War I. He is stationed on the Italian front and falls in love with a nurse.

Special Features:
-Remembering Ernest: A.E. Hutchner's Adventures with Hemingway
-Papa's Last Days
-A.E. Hutchner and Paul Newman: A Legacy of Charity
-Trailer
-Restoration comparison
-Still gallery

Under My Skin:
Director: Jean Negulesco

After being banned from racing in the U.S. a jockey now is earning a living fixing races in Europe. Dan Butler (John Garfield – The Postman Always Rings Twice – 1946) has many a person after him for fixing horse races in the U.S. and Italy, but now it's become serious as a gangster who he double-crossed is looking for him. He flees to France but trouble follows him there as well.

Special Features:
-Racing With Fate: John Garfield Under My Skin
-Restoration comparison
-Trailer
-Gallery

The Sun Also Rises
Director: Henry King

Paris in the 1920s is a city where some Americans who are unhappy with the lifestyle in their own country go to live. The city allows them to live a life of relative leisure by their own rules. Jake Barnes (Tyrone Power – Witness for the Prosecution, The Razor's Edge) lives with an embarrassing war injury, Lady Brett Ashley (Ava Gardner – Show Boat, The Snows of Kilimanjaro) is liberal with her affections as she cannot have Jake, Mike Campbell (Errol Flynn – The Adventures of Robin Hood, Gentleman Jim) drinks too much, Robert Cohn (Mel Ferrer – The Longest Day, War and Peace – 1956) is obsessed with Brett, and Bill Gorton (Eddie Albert – Take This Job and Shove It, The Longest Yard – 1974) spends more than he makes as a writer. Each of them loves the bohemian lifestyle of Paris and the bullfights of Spain. None of them really look towards the future; they live for the moment.

Special Features:
-The Old Men and the Bulls: The Making of "The Sun Also Rises"
-Hemingway on Film
-A Conversation with Director Henry King
-Restoration comparison
-Trailer
-Still gallery

The Snows of Kilimanjaro:
Director: Henry King

Frustrated author and hunter, Harry Street (Gregory Peck – To Kill A Mockingbird, Cape Fear – 1991) is injured and dying near the African mountain of Kilimanjaro. He begins to remember his life and all that he has done. This is a man who has loved a lot, had many adventures and always seems to be frustrated with how things turn out. As he is coming in and out of consciousness due to the wound in his leg, Street remembers all the women he has loved from a spoiled countess to the woman who he truly loved but ended up leaving him.

Special Features:
-The Snows of Zanuck: The Making of Kilimanjaro
-A Conversation with Director Henry King
-A Conversation with Writer Casey Robinson
-Restoration comparison
-Trailer
-Still gallery

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