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A Farewell to Arms ()


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An American ambulance driver and an English nurse fall in love in Italy during World War I.

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  • Won 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 2 nominations.
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Catherine Barkley
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Lt. Frederic Henry
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Rinaldi
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Helen Ferguson
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The Priest
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Head Nurse
Mary Forbes ...
Miss Van Campen
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British Major
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alice Adair ...
Cafe Girl (uncredited)
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Bonello - Italian Ambulance Driver (uncredited)
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Swiss Postal Clerk (uncredited)
Agostino Borgato ...
Giulio - Hospital Porter (uncredited)
Robert Cauterio ...
Gordini (uncredited)
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Swiss Nurse (uncredited)
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Italian Soldier (uncredited)
Peggy Cunningham ...
Molly - Disgraced Nurse (uncredited)
George Humbert ...
Piani - Singer (uncredited)
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Frederic's Friend - Frustrated Opera Singer (uncredited)
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Nurse (uncredited)
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Manera (uncredited)
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Harry - Innkeeper (uncredited)
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Count Greffi (uncredited)
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Swiss Cafe Patron (uncredited)

Directed by

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Frank Borzage

Written by

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Benjamin Glazer ... (screenplay) and
Oliver H.P. Garrett ... (screenplay)
 
Ernest Hemingway ... (novel)
 
Laurence Stallings ... (play) (uncredited)

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Frank Borzage ... producer
Edward A. Blatt ... associate producer (uncredited)
Benjamin Glazer ... associate producer (uncredited)

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Herman Hand ... (uncredited)
W. Franke Harling ... (uncredited)
Bernhard Kaun ... (uncredited)
John Leipold ... (uncredited)
Paul Marquardt ... (uncredited)
Ralph Rainger ... (uncredited)
Milan Roder ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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Charles Lang ... (photographed by)

Film Editing by

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Otho Lovering ... (uncredited)
George Nichols Jr. ... (uncredited)

Casting By

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Fred A. Datig ... (uncredited)

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Roland Anderson ... (uncredited)
Hans Dreier ... (uncredited)

Costume Design by

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Travis Banton ... (uncredited)

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Lew Borzage ... assistant director (uncredited)
Charles Griffin ... assistant director (uncredited)
Arthur Jacobson ... assistant director (uncredited)
Jean Negulesco ... second unit director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Clem Jones ... props (uncredited)
Joe Robbins ... props (uncredited)
Joe Thompson ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Franklin Hansen ... sound (uncredited)
Harold Lewis ... sound (uncredited)

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Loyal Griggs ... special effects assistant (uncredited)

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Farciot Edouart ... transparencies (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Sherman Clark ... still photographer (uncredited)
Robert Pittack ... camera operator (uncredited)
Cliff Shirpser ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Ed Gross ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Joe Robbins ... transportation (uncredited)

Other crew

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Beatrice Ward ... technical advisor
Grace Dubray ... script clerk (uncredited)
Robert M. Gillham ... general press agent (uncredited)
Charles Griffin ... technical advisor: war sequences (uncredited)
Dr. Jardini ... technical advisor: hospital sequences (uncredited)
Daniel Keefe ... business manager (uncredited)
Jean Negulesco ... assistant: Benjamin Glazer (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

A tale of the love between ambulance driver Lt. Henry and Nurse Catherine Barkley during World War I. The action takes place in Italy and the two fall in love during the war and will stop at nothing to be together. The film also analyses Lt. Henry's feelings on war and the purpose of fighting. Written by Josh Pasnak

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Taglines "Let's love tonight," they said, "There may be no tomorrow!" See more »
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Also Known As
  • L'adieu aux armes (France)
  • L'adieu au drapeau (France)
  • In einem anderen Land (Germany)
  • Adiós a las armas (Spain)
  • Adiós a las armas (Argentina)
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  • 80 min
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Budget $800,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Ernest Hemingway hated this interpretation of his novel, as he felt it was overly romantic. That didn't stop him, however, from becoming lifelong friends with Gary Cooper, whom he met several years later. In fact, it was Hemingway who would insist that Cooper be cast in the lead of the adaptation of his novel For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) 11 years later. However, the two made a point of never discussing this film. See more »
Goofs To the modern discerning eye, the use of miniatures is apparent in some scenes. If one looks very closely at the first scene, ambulance trucks driving up a winding mountain road will be seen to be well crafted miniatures. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Going Hollywood: The '30s (1984). See more »
Soundtracks Santa Lucia See more »
Crazy Credits In the original 1932 credits, the credits are punctuated by aerial bomb blasts, and every time there is a blast, a credit disappears to be replaced by the next one. See more »
Quotes Catherine Barkley: [Catherine comes to tend a wounded Henry] Hello, darling!
Lieutenant Frederic Henry: Catherine!
[she kisses him]
Lieutenant Frederic Henry: You're lovely.
Catherine Barkley: Are you badly hurt?
Lieutenant Frederic Henry: You're lovely.
Catherine Barkley: [concerned] Oh my poor darling, it's your leg, isn't it?
Lieutenant Frederic Henry: You're the loveliest thing I ever saw.
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