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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 »
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The Genesis Of Papa 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 Golden ... 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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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:
The European version is six minutes longer than the U. S. release. Among the deleted scenes include Joe Boulton's suicide by slitting of his own throat, a scene where Rosanna lets down her hair preparatory to presumably having relations with Nick, a suggestion in Nick's scene with her father that Rosanna and he have been lovers, and Nick's scene with a coroner after his arrival back home.See more »
Quotes:
Nick Adams:Look, what can you tell in four days?
George:I'll tell ya what I can tell. I can tell ya that three times a day I get hungry and every twenty-four hours I get an irresistible urge to go to sleep in a bed. I don't wanna beg and I don't wanna steal. I don't want a cop tellin' me I'm a vagrant and runnin' me outta town. I'm sorry to desert you, but I'm not cut out for this kind of a life.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Cool World (1963)See more »

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The Genesis Of Papa, 17 July 2011
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Hemingway's Adventure's Of A Young Man was still in the making when word of Papa Hemngway's suicide broke on the world. We'll never know what he would have thought of this film, he was not fond of most of the films done from his work. In fact since it's initial release, this film has not been exhibited too often for some reason.

The film is based on Hemingway protagonist Nick Adams and his coming of age as an ambulance driver in World War I. Ernest Hemingway's first experience with love and death came during those years when he was serving on the Italian front in their army as an ambulance driver. Watching this film you'll see the origins of the stories in The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell To Arms.

Hemingway's sparse style has always really been difficult to capture on film and the same is true here. Richard Beymer is the callow Nick Adams who is from a small town in rural Michigan which even today is as rural as you can get in the USA. Beymer does his best, but the part seems to have been tailor made for the late James Dean had he only lived. Hemingway's Adventures Of A Young Man would have been a well remembered classic with Dean in the title role.

The rest of the cast has some well placed cameos along Beymer's journey of life. Juano Hernandez and Paul Newman play a trainer and a long past his prime boxer who Beymer meets while bumming it to New York. This rarest of Newman films affords his fans a chance to see him in something totally different than anything he ever did before or since. Newman had done The Battler for a television film based on that particular Nick Adams story, but this is still a revelation.

In war Beymer's two closest companions are Ricardo Montalban his commanding officer and Eli Wallach as his interpreter/orderly. They will also be memorable as will Susan Strassberg in whom the origin of Catherine Barkley from A Farewell To Arms is found.

As they do with just about all film adaptations Hemingway purists will find fault with this film, but Hemingway's Adventures Of A Young Man will give one a good introduction to what was the origin of Papa.

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