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Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man (1962)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Nick Adams
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Carolyn
Corinne Calvet ...
Contessa
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Mr. Turner
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Billy Campbell
James Dunn ...
Telegrapher
Juano Hernandez ...
Bugs
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Dr. Adams
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Major Padula
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The Battler
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Rosanna
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Mrs. Adams
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John
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Brakeman
Philip Bourneuf ...
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Storyline

Young and restless Nick Adams, the only son of a domineering mother and a weak but noble doctor father, leaves his rural Michigan home to embark on an eventful cross-country journey. He is touched and affected by his encounters with a punch-drunk ex-boxer, a sympathetic telegrapher, and an alcoholic advanceman for a burlesque show. After failing to get a job as reporter in New York, he enlists in the Italian army during World War I as an ambulance driver. His camaraderie with fellow soldiers and a romance with a nurse he meets after being wounded propel him to manhood. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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22 September 1962 (Japan)  »

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Ernest Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The ten "Nick Adams" stories utilized by screenwriter A.E. Hotchner are "Indian Camp," "The Doctor and the Doctor's Wife," "The End of Something," "The Three Day Blow," "The Battler," "A Very Short Story," "In Another Country," "Now I Lay Me," "The Way of the World," and "A Way You'll Never Be." The latter portion of the film set in Italy is drawn from "A Farewell to Arms." See more »

Quotes

Ad Francis, 'The Battler': Uh, I'm crazy...Ever been crazy, kid?
Nick Adams: No. How's it get ya?
Ad Francis, 'The Battler': [Confused and disoriented] I don't kn...I don't know. See, ya...ya know...see, when you got it, then...that means ya don't know about it...
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Referenced in The Cool World (1963) See more »

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Oddly Familiar
6 August 2004 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

This film attempts to compile all or most of Hemingway's Nick Adams stories into one complete whole. The effect is a coming of age story that ends on a bitter/semi-sweet note. Along the way you see a series of stories populated by well known actors and actresses.

There is a sequence that reminds one of Farewell to Arms (wounded ambulance driver falls in love with nurse, who eventually dies in his arms).

There is the overbearing, controlling, religious mother and the anguished father (who eventually takes his own life).

There is the hard boiled newspaper editor, who gives sound hard boiled advice.

I liked the movie, but I am unsure whether I would recommend it to someone else.


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