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Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man (1962)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, War | 22 September 1962 (Japan)
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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Nick Adams
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Carolyn
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Contessa
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Mr. Turner
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Billy Campbell
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Telegrapher
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Bugs
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Dr. Henry Adams
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Major Padula
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Rosanna
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Mrs. Helen Adams
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John
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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 advancement 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 duke1029

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Young Man In A Hungry Hurry. See more »

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Adventure | Drama | War

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22 September 1962 (Japan)  »

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Ernest Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man  »

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$4,100,000 (estimated)
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| (FMC Library Print)

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Warren Beatty and Richard Beymer were finalists for the role of Nick, but after negotiations broke down with Beatty, Beymer was ultimately cast. See more »

Quotes

Nick Adams: Ma, the difference between you and me grows fifty miles each day.
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Referenced in Password All-Stars: Susan Strasberg vs. Van Johnson (1962) 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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