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A Farewell to Arms -- A ravishing adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's legendary novel, A FAREWELL TO ARMS stars Gary Cooper (High Noon) as Lt. Frederic Henry, a young ambulance driver for the Italian army in WWI, more interested in chasing women than the enemy.  When seeking cover during an air raid, he encounters Nurse Catherine Barkley (a radiant Helen Hayes), and the world shifts under his feet.  They fall in love, but the war keeps wrenching them apart.

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Director:
Writers:
Benjamin Glazer (screenplay) and
Oliver H.P. Garrett (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
8 December 1932 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
"Let's love tonight," they said, "There may be no tomorrow!" See more »
Plot:
A tale of the love between ambulance driver Lt. Henry and Nurse Catherine Barkley during World War I... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A good war/romance movie See more (45 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Helen Hayes ... Catherine Barkley

Gary Cooper ... Lt. Frederic Henry

Adolphe Menjou ... Maj. Rinaldi
Mary Philips ... Helen Ferguson

Jack La Rue ... Priest
Blanche Friderici ... Head Nurse
Mary Forbes ... Miss Van Campen
Gilbert Emery ... British Major
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alice Adair ... Cafe Girl (uncredited)
Henry Armetta ... Bonello - Italian Ambulance Driver (uncredited)
Herman Bing ... Swiss Postal Clerk (uncredited)
Agostino Borgato ... Giulio - Hospital Porter (uncredited)
Robert Cauterio ... Gordini (uncredited)
Marcelle Corday ... Swiss Nurse (uncredited)

Gino Corrado ... Italian Soldier (uncredited)
Peggy Cunningham ... Molly - Disgraced Nurse (uncredited)
George Humbert ... Piani - Singer (uncredited)
Doris Lloyd ... Nurse (uncredited)
Fred Malatesta ... Manera (uncredited)
Paul Porcasi ... Harry - Innkeeper (uncredited)

Directed by
Frank Borzage 
 
Writing credits
Benjamin Glazer (screenplay) and
Oliver H.P. Garrett (screenplay)

Ernest Hemingway (novel)

Laurence Stallings  play (uncredited)

Produced by
Edward A. Blatt .... associate producer (uncredited)
Benjamin Glazer .... associate producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Herman Hand (uncredited)
W. Franke Harling (uncredited)
Bernhard Kaun (uncredited)
John Leipold (uncredited)
Paul Marquardt (uncredited)
Ralph Rainger (uncredited)
Milan Roder (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Charles Lang (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Otho Lovering (uncredited)
George Nichols Jr. (uncredited)
 
Casting by
Fred A. Datig (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Roland Anderson (uncredited)
Hans Dreier (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Travis Banton (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lew Borzage .... assistant director (uncredited)
Charles Griffin .... assistant director (uncredited)
Arthur Jacobson .... assistant director (uncredited)
Jean Negulesco .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Clem Jones .... props (uncredited)
Joe Robbins .... props (uncredited)
Joe Thompson .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Franklin Hansen .... sound (uncredited)
Harold Lewis .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Loyal Griggs .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... transparencies (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sherman Clark .... still photographer (uncredited)
Robert Pittack .... camera operator (uncredited)
Cliff Shirpser .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ed Gross .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Joe Robbins .... transportation (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Grace Dubray .... script clerk (uncredited)
Robert M. Gillham .... general press agent (uncredited)
Charles Griffin .... technical advisor: war sequences (uncredited)
Dr. Jardini .... technical advisor: hospital sequences (uncredited)
Daniel Keefe .... business manager (uncredited)
Jean Negulesco .... assistant: Benjamin Glazer (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
80 min | Spain:83 min | USA:89 min (original version) | UK:79 min (DVD version)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:K-12 (1996) | Finland:S (1989) | Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) | South Korea:12 | UK:PG | USA:Unrated | USA:Approved (PCA #4306-R, 9 May 1938 for re-release)

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Trivia:
Helen Hayes was widely considered miscast as an English nurse.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: A night attack is shown. During World War I there was very little flying at night. And the night attacks that did occur were limited to big cities. It was almost impossible for a plane to attack specific targets in a large city. So effectively attacking people on a road in the dark was not possible. And did not happen.See more »
Quotes:
Catherine Barkley:[Catherine comes to tend a wounded Henry] Hello, darling!
Lieutenant Frederic Henry:Catherine!
[she kisses him]
Lieutenant Frederic Henry:You're lovely.
Catherine Barkley:Are you badly hurt?
Lieutenant Frederic Henry:You're lovely.
Catherine Barkley:[concerned] Oh my poor darling, it's your leg, isn't it?
Lieutenant Frederic Henry:You're the loveliest thing I ever saw.
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Soundtrack:
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FAQ

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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A good war/romance movie, 4 January 2003
Author: perfectbond

A Farewell to Arms features the expected good performances from Gary Cooper, Helen Hayes, and Adolphe Menjou. For its time, it also features impressive sets. The dialogue also does justice to its source material, the Hemingway novel of the same name. This movie must've been appreciated much more at the time of its release, given the imminence of war sentiment and Hitler's rising power in Germany. All in all, a very good, though not great film, 7/10.

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