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Ben Hecht (screenplay)
Ernest Hemingway (novel)
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Release Date:
14 December 1957 (USA) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins See more »
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Hasty love in a hasty movie on a hasty era. See more (31 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Rock Hudson ... Lt. Frederick Henry

Jennifer Jones ... Catherine Barkley

Vittorio De Sica ... Major Alessandro Rinaldi

Oskar Homolka ... Dr. Emerich (as Oscar Homolka)

Mercedes McCambridge ... Miss Van Campen

Elaine Stritch ... Helen Ferguson

Kurt Kasznar ... Bonello

Victor Francen ... Colonel Valentini

Franco Interlenghi ... Aymo
Leopoldo Trieste ... Passini

José Nieto ... Major Stampi (as Jose Nieto)
Georges Bréhat ... Captain Bassi (as Georges Brehat)
Johanna Hofer ... Mrs. Zimmerman
Eduard Linkers ... Lieutenant Zimmerman
Eva Kotthaus ... Delivery Room Nurse

Alberto Sordi ... Father Galli
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luigi Barzini ... Court Martial Colonel (uncredited)
Memmo Carotenuto ... Nino the Doorkeeper (uncredited)
Patrick Crean ... Medical Lieutenant (uncredited)
Albert D'Amario ... Arrested Officer (uncredited)
Angelo Galassi ... Firing Squad Commander (uncredited)
Stephen Garret ... Captain Defender (uncredited)
Guidarino Guidi ... Civilian Doctor (uncredited)
Carlo Hinterman ... Café's Customer (uncredited)
Peter Illing ... Milan Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Vittorio Jannitti ... Hotel Proprietor (uncredited)
Diana King ... Hospital Receptionist (uncredited)
Antonio La Raina ... Delivery Room Anaesthetist (uncredited)

Sam Levene ... Swiss Sergeant (uncredited)
Carlo Licari ... Racetrack Announcer (uncredited)
Franco Mancinelli ... Captain at Outpost (uncredited)
Guido Martufi ... Boy Scout (uncredited)
Clelia Matania ... Hairdresser (uncredited)
Gisella Mathews ... Nurse in Catherine's Room (uncredited)
Peter Meersman ... Major Accuser (uncredited)
Tiberio Mitri ... Café's Other Customer (uncredited)
Alexis Revidis ... Carabiniere Officer (uncredited)

Giacomo Rossi Stuart ... Carabiniere (uncredited)
Umberto Sacripante ... Ambulance Driver (uncredited)

Joan Shawlee ... Blonde Nurse (uncredited)
Umberto Spadaro ... Barber (uncredited)

Bud Spencer ... Carabiniere (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Vidor 
John Huston (uncredited)
Writing credits
Ben Hecht (screenplay)

Ernest Hemingway (novel)

Laurence Stallings (play)

Produced by
Arthur Fellows .... associate producer (uncredited)
David O. Selznick .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Mario Nascimbene 
Cinematography by
Oswald Morris 
Piero Portalupi (photographed by)
James Wong Howe (uncredited)
Film Editing by
John M. Foley 
Gerard Wilson  (as Gerard J. Wilson)
Production Design by
Alfred Junge 
Art Direction by
Mario Garbuglia 
Set Decoration by
Veniero Colasanti 
John Moore 
Costume Design by
Veniero Colasanti (uncredited)
John Moore (uncredited)
Makeup Department
Larry Germain .... hair stylist
Gaspare Carboni .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Alberto De Rossi .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andrew Marton .... second unit director (uncredited)
Luciano Sacripanti .... first assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Gastone Medin .... associate production designer
Dudley Holmes .... property master (uncredited)
Italo Tomassi .... manager of art department (uncredited)
Sound Department
A. Charles Knott .... sound recordist (as Charles Knott)
Murray Spivack .... sound recordist
Carl J. Brandon .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Carl Mahakian .... sound editor (uncredited)
Harold E. McGhan .... sound supervisor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Willis Cook .... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
Costel Grozea .... special effects (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Arthur Ibbetson .... camera operator
Morris Rosen .... master grip
Idelmo Simonelli .... camera operator
Derek V. Browne .... focus puller (uncredited)
Peter Newbrook .... camera operator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Franco Salvi .... wardrobe (uncredited; as Frank Salvi)
Editorial Department
James E. Newcom .... supervising editor
Music Department
Franco Ferrara .... conductor
Audrey Granville .... music editor (as Audray Granville)
Other crew
Luigi Barzini Jr. .... technical advisor
Giulio Ferrari .... technical advisor (as Prof. Giulio Ferrari)
Alessandro Paoletti .... technical advisor (as Lt. Col. Alessandro Paoletti)
Lydia Schiller .... scenario assistant
David O. Selznick .... presenter
Harriet Medin .... dialogue coach (uncredited)
Eva Monley .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Frederick Muller .... production assistant (uncredited)
Stephen B. Grimes .... acknowledgment (as Stephen Grimes)
Andrew Marton .... acknowledgment
Peter Newbrook .... acknowledgment
Crew verified as complete

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152 min | Italy:141 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | France:Tous publics | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Iceland:12 | Norway:16 (1957) (original rating) | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video re-rating) (2005) | UK:15 (video rating) (1988) | USA:Approved (certificate #18795) | West Germany:16
Filming Locations:

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David O. Selznick's last film.See more »
Continuity: In the café while Catherine is in hospital, Frederick is shown placing the sugar cubes on the table, with three already there and his hand moving to place there the fourth one. Camera cuts to a different angle and there are suddenly five sugar cubes on the table. Later in the same scene, after he flattens the sugar cubes with his hand, the position of his hand (and sugar cubes) changes instantly and he's holding one sugar cube that he wasn't holding a split second before.See more »
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13 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Hasty love in a hasty movie on a hasty era., 19 August 2000
Author: Eric Sayettat ( from Auckland New Zealand

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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