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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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Sad, down-keyed coming of age story, enhanced by Waxman score 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)
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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:
The character of Nick Adams appeared earlier in The Killers (1946).See more »
Quotes:
Nick Adams:[After the roadwork is stopped] That a mile?
Bugs:Sure. We do a 100 yards to a mile.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Cool World (1963)See more »

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14 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Sad, down-keyed coming of age story, enhanced by Waxman score, 6 October 2004

This was one of my favorite films when I was an adolescent and I hadn't seen it in forty years until I recently purchased it on DVD. It is a very sad, very bittersweet exploration into Hemingway's semi-autobiographical Nick Adams stories with many guest star cameos. I know now I identified with Nick- wanting to escape a dull life, wanting to be a writer, having an ineffectual father and an over-bearing mother. I can see also why it failed to find an audience and is all but forgotten.

It is very laid back, very loosely woven together, with very few points of high excitement. Had a director like Richard Brooks been at the helm, this might have turned out quite differently.

It is Richard Beymer's finest performance and he carries the film well. Superlative cameos are delivered from: Paul Newman as the "Battler" - a punch drunk has-been fighter whose brain has turned to mush - Newman is almost unrecognizable behind the make-up and gives a stellar character turn; Dan Dailey as Billy, a perpetually drunk alcoholic who berates 'the wages of gin' and serves as the front man for a burlesque troupe; Eli Wallach and Ricardo Montalban as Nick's Italian compatriots; and most memorably, Arthur Kennedy as Nick's put-upon father, Henry Adams.

The women fare less well. Jessica Tandy as Nick's mother is one-note harsh and cold, Susan Strassberg as Rosanna is just plain dull, and Corinne Calvert and Diane Baker have one unmemorable scene each. Then again, Hemingway did not understand women and did not write indelible female characters. Even his most memorable, Catherine in A FAREWELL TO ARMS, is a man's version of femininity.

The real star here is Franz Waxman's gorgeous but brief musical score - quite similar to his Copland-esque score for PEYTON PLACE, it is full of lush strings, harp glissandos, and plaintive oboe/flute themes. I listen to it and I cry - it is so full of feeling, of desire, of loss. Next to PEYTON PLACE, it is my favorite of all of Waxman's work.

This is recommended, not highly, but it is something that quietly impresses and that, obviously, stays with one if seen at an impressionable early age.

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