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A Farewell to Arms (1957)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, War | 14 December 1957 (USA)
An English nurse and an American soldier on the Italian front during World War I fall in love, but the horrors surrounding them test their romance to the limit.

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Dr. Emerich (as Oscar Homolka)
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Bonello
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Colonel Valentini
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Aymo
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Passini
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Major Stampi (as Jose Nieto)
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Captain Bassi (as Georges Brehat)
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Mrs. Zimmerman
Eduard Linkers ...
Lieutenant Zimmerman
Eva Kotthaus ...
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Frederick Henry, an American serving as a volunteer ambulance driver with the Italian forces in the First World War, is wounded and falls in love with his attending nurse, the British Catherine Barkley. In the midst of war and some intrigue, the pair struggles to stay together and to survive the horrors around them. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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14 December 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Adiós a las armas  »

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$4,353,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The critical and commercial failure of this film caused David O. Selznick to stop producing movies. See more »

Goofs

When Hudson and Jones are in the hotel bedroom he gives her a glass of wine. The amount of wine in her glass varies between shots. See more »

Crazy Credits

Producer David O. Selznick tries to imitate the opening credits of his classic film, "Gone With The Wind", by having the letters of the title "A Farewell to Arms" sweep slowly across the screen from right to left. See more »

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Hasty love in a hasty movie on a hasty era.
19 August 2000 | by (Auckland New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I expected something interesting and I was served a bowl of sweet soup with good ingredients but no real flavour.

Historically the backdrop is quite accurate but the spectator never really enters this movie which revolves around a love affair and not around the war. The Caporetto disaster could have been explained a bit more and one could have done without those harrowing scenes of gushing love. The court martial thing is a farce and acting is moderately interesting.

Disappointment for sure.


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