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Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man -- 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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A.E. Hotchner (screenplay)
Ernest Hemingway (stories)
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22 September 1962 (Japan) See more »
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 »
Nominated for 5 Golden Globes. Another 1 nomination See more »
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This Week On DVD and Blu-ray: September 22, 2009
 (From Rope Of Silicon. 22 September 2009, 12:19 AM, PDT)

Ernest Hemingway biopic in the works
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 2 February 2009, 6:00 PM, PST)

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Well executed drama about the life of a young man... See more (12 total) »


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

Did You Know?

Cast and crew received word of Ernest Hemingway's suicide at his home in Ketchum, Idaho, while on location in Verona, Italy, a location suggested by Hemingway himself.See more »
John:Ah, couldn't be worse! There's nothing worse than war!
Italian Sergeant:Defeat is worse!
John:I don't believe it! What is defeat? You go home!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Cool World (1963)See more »


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Well executed drama about the life of a young man..., 6 February 2010
Author: dwpollar from Evansville, Indiana USA

1st watched 2/6/2010 - 7 out of 10 (Dir-Martin Ritt): Well executed drama about the life of a young man and how he became an adult thru his various experiences. The movie is based on some of Earnest Hemingway's stories and is somewhat autobiographical(which it seems like most of his stuff is). Anyway, this one is about a 19-year old boy named Nick Adams, played by Richard Beymer of West Side Story fame, who runs away from home in an attempt to get to New York and become a newspaper writer. He has no idea what he's getting into but he knows his experiences will help him somehow be what he wants to be. He eventually makes it there(after a couple of adventures with various characters), but is turned down by the newspaper companies saying he needs more experience of the work and life kind. He then ends up volunteering for the Italian army as an ambulance driver(mostly for the life experience but also because a pretty girl initiates the request) and gets more than he ever expected. People die near him, he falls in love and loses her to death, he gets wounded and all of the sudden you have a very experienced man by the time it's all over. The acting is first-rate throughout the whole movie and the direction is perfect for the story -- letting us follow it without too much added un-necessary touches. It's done very simply without much of a soundtrack either making it like we're watching life unfold before our eyes. The story overall is not that uplifting but it's real -- which is usually pretty hand to find in American productions. An overall very well made movie that keeps you interested throughout with many well laid-out characters on this Hemingway story turned to film.

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