Publicity for this 1977 picture stated that it was the first film adaptation of an Ernest Hemingway
work brought to the screen in two decades. However, this assertion overlooked Hemingway's The Killers
(1964) from 1964. The film of Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea
(1958) had debuted in 1958 around nineteen years earlier. See more
[reading a letter from his father
Dear boys, it was good to get your letters and to hear all is going well.
So much has changed since you were here. The war still seems remote to us on the island but yet closer. There are few more refugees coming through in here now. The Germans are sinking a lot of ships in the stream between here and Florida. Sometimes at night, you can see them burning. Often two or three at the time. There isn't enough Navy, British or American, around to do ...