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Director:
Writers:
A.E. Hotchner (screenplay)
Ernest Hemingway (stories)
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Release Date:
22 September 1962 (Japan) See more »
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Plot:
An immature young man from Middle America grows to manhood after a cross-country journey and his military service in World War I Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 5 Golden Globes. Another 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
For lovers of the Hemingway stories See more (12 total) »

Cast

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Richard Beymer ... Nick Adams

Diane Baker ... Carolyn
Corinne Calvet ... Contessa

Fred Clark ... Mr. Turner

Dan Dailey ... Billy Campbell
James Dunn ... Telegrapher
Juano Hernandez ... Bugs

Arthur Kennedy ... Dr. Adams

Ricardo Montalban ... Major Padula

Paul Newman ... The Battler

Susan Strasberg ... Rosanna

Jessica Tandy ... Mrs. Adams

Eli Wallach ... John

Edward Binns ... Brakeman
Philip Bourneuf ... City Editor
Tullio Carminati ... Rosanna's Father
Marc Cavell ... Eddy Boulton
Charles Fredericks ... Mayor

Simon Oakland ... Joe Boulton

Michael J. Pollard ... George (as Michael Pollard)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Whit Bissell ... Ludstrum (scenes deleted)
Lillian Adams ... Indian Woman (uncredited)
Walter Baldwin ... Conductor (uncredited)
Peter Brocco ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Laura Cornell ... Burlesque Queen (uncredited)
Miriam Goldina ... Indian Mid-Wife (uncredited)
Pitt Herbert ... Bartender (uncredited)
Pat Hogan ... Billy Tabeshaw (uncredited)
Baruch Lumet ... Morris (uncredited)

Burt Mustin ... Old Soldier (uncredited)
Sherry Staiger ... Burlesque Queen (uncredited)

Sharon Tate ... Burlesque Queen (uncredited)
Alfredo Varelli ... Father Ben (uncredited)
Mel Welles ... Italian Sergeant (uncredited)

Directed by
Martin Ritt 
 
Writing credits
A.E. Hotchner (screenplay)

Ernest Hemingway (stories)

Produced by
Peter Nelson .... associate producer
Jerry Wald .... producer
 
Original Music by
Franz Waxman 
 
Cinematography by
Lee Garmes 
 
Film Editing by
Hugh S. Fowler 
 
Art Direction by
Paul Groesse 
Jack Martin Smith 
 
Set Decoration by
Robert Priestley 
Walter M. Scott 
 
Costume Design by
Donfeld  (as Don Feld)
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Helen Turpin .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eli Dunn .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Warren B. Delaplain .... sound
E. Clayton Ward .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
L.B. Abbott .... special photographic effects
Emil Kosa Jr. .... special photographic effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Francesco Brescini .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leonid Raab .... orchestrator
Franz Waxman .... conductor
 
Other crew
Ralph M. Leo .... production accountant (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ernest Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
145 min | USA:139 min (FMC Library Print)
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:12 | USA:Approved (certificate #20134)

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Trivia:
Paul Newman had played The Battler in an October 18, 1955 TV version of the story also adapted by A.E. Hotchner. Dewey Martin played Nick and Frederick O'Neal Bugs. Two years earlier on Oct. 11, 1953 Arnold Schulman adapted the story for "Omnibus," and it featured Chester Morris as "The Battler" with Dick York and John Marriot.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Cool World (1963)See more »

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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
For lovers of the Hemingway stories, 23 November 2008
Author: Bruce Frier from Ann Arbor

To be quite honest, not everyone will be taken with this movie, particularly if they are not already familiar with the Hemingway stories. These stories were written sporadically, but most readers of the collected Nick Adams tales have not found it difficult to see in them an arc of a young man's life, from his hell-raising days in the thick woods of Michigan, through to his growing maturity in World War I. The problem, of course, is that the story format makes the whole thing highly episodic: like a photo album of significant moments.

To some extent, the movie manages to blend this away, although at cost to the integrity of the original stories. Still, it is such a help to see these stories made visual that any objections are overcome. Further, the performances of the many distinguished actors involved -- above all, Paul Newman as the punch-drunk Battler -- are truly distinguished.

I liked this movie thoroughly, although it needs to be said that "The Killers" (1946), from another of the Nick Adams stories, is undoubtedly better as an adaptation. Still, it's hard not to admire the audacity of those who put together "Adventures." It's probably about as good as it could be.

It is really very irritating, at any rate to those who know the originals, that the Region 1 version is still censored, and for absolutely no discernible reason.

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