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The Snows of Kilimanjaro ()


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Writer Harry Street reflects on his life as he lies dying from an infection while on safari in the shadow of Mount Kilamanjaro.

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  • Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 1 nomination.
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Harry Street
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Helen
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Cynthia Green
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Countess Liz (as Hildegarde Neff)
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Uncle Bill
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Johnson
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Beatrice
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Connie
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Emile
Vicente Gómez ...
Guitarist (as Vicente Gomez)
Richard Allan ...
Spanish Dancer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Amanda Ambrose ...
Pianist (uncredited)
Sugarfoot Anderson ...
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Salvador Baguez ...
Stretcher Bearer (uncredited)
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Harry at Seventeen (uncredited)
Nina Borget ...
Girl (uncredited)
Maurice Brierre ...
Waiter (uncredited)
Arthur Brunner ...
Accordion Player (uncredited)
Charles Brunner ...
Guest (uncredited)
Ernest Brunner ...
Accordion Player (uncredited)
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Dr. Simmons (uncredited)
Benny Carter ...
Alto Sax Soloist (uncredited)
Monique Chantal ...
Georgette (uncredited)
André Charlot ...
Guest (uncredited)
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Clerk (uncredited)
George Davis ...
Servant (uncredited)
James Davis ...
Abdulla (uncredited)
Amapola Del Vando ...
Spanish Ambulance Driver (uncredited)
Victor Desny ...
Waiter (uncredited)
John Dodsworth ...
Compton, Cynthia's First Man (uncredited)
Arthur Dulac ...
Beggar (uncredited)
Wade Dumas ...
Native (uncredited)
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Paddler (uncredited)
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Vendeuse (uncredited)
Paul Fierro ...
Spanish Officer (uncredited)
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American Soldier (uncredited)
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Spanish Officer (uncredited)
Janine Grandel ...
Annette (uncredited)
Agnès Laury ...
Margot (uncredited)
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Marquis (uncredited)
Joseph Lenzi ...
Guest (uncredited)
Jay Loft-Lyn ...
Servant (uncredited)
Alphonse Martell ...
Valet (uncredited)
George Navarro ...
Stretcher Bearer (uncredited)
Constance Purdy ...
Guest (uncredited)
Tito Renaldo ...
Dying Soldier (uncredited)
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Old Waiter (uncredited)
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Emmett Smith ...
Molo, African Servant (uncredited)
Ann Staunton ...
Guest (uncredited)
Paul Thompson ...
Witch Doctor (uncredited)
Bertil Unger ...
Guest (uncredited)
Maya Van Horn ...
Princess (uncredited)
Cecil Weston ...
Guest (uncredited)
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Charles (uncredited)

Directed by

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Henry King
Roy Ward Baker ... (uncredited)

Written by

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Casey Robinson ... (screenplay)
 
Ernest Hemingway ... (short story) (uncredited)

Produced by

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Darryl F. Zanuck ... producer

Music by

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Bernard Herrmann

Cinematography by

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Leon Shamroy ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Barbara McLean

Editorial Department

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Lyman Hallowell ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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John DeCuir ... (as John De Cuir)
Lyle R. Wheeler ... (as Lyle Wheeler)

Set Decoration by

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Paul S. Fox
Thomas Little

Makeup Department

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Ben Nye ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Max Golden ... assistant production manager (uncredited)
F.E. 'Johnny' Johnston ... production manager: second unit (uncredited)
Saul Wurtzel ... unit production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Michel Boisrond ... assistant director (uncredited)
Robert R. Snody ... second unit director (uncredited)
Henry Weinberger ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Ed Jones ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Bernard Freericks ... sound
Roger Heman Sr. ... sound (as Roger Heman)
Tom Connors ... sound assistant (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Ray Kellogg ... special photographic effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Charles G. Clarke ... location photography / location photography: France, Egypt, Kenya (uncredited)
Walter Fitchman ... grip: second unit (uncredited)
Harry Jackson ... location photography (uncredited)
Frank Lubin ... grip (uncredited)
Joseph MacDonald ... director of photography (uncredited)
Scotty McEwin ... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Anthony Ugrin ... still photographer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Charles Le Maire ... wardrobe director
Sam Benson ... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
Josephine Brown ... wardrobe: women (uncredited)
Ernest Rotchy ... wardrobe: men (uncredited)

Music Department

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Bernard Herrmann ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Leonard Doss ... technicolor color consultant
Antonio Triana ... choreographer
Armando Agnini ... technical advisor (uncredited)
Ben Bennett ... hyena trainer (uncredited)
Teresa Brachetto ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Yeghishe Harout ... technical advisor (uncredited)
Ramsay Hill ... technical advisor (uncredited)
Eva Monley ... script supervisor: second unit (uncredited)
Modupe Paris ... technical advisor (uncredited)
Jack Pennick ... technical advisor (uncredited)
Suzanne Ravisé ... supervisor: French dialogue (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

As writer Harry Street lays gravely wounded from an African hunting accident he feverishly reflects on what he perceives as his failures at love and writing. Through his delirium he recalls his one true love Cynthia Green who he lost by his obsession for roaming the world in search of stories for his novels. Though she is dead Cynthia continues to haunt Street's thoughts. In spite of one successful novel after another, Street feels he has compromised his talent to ensure the success of his books, making him a failure in his eyes. His neglected wife Helen tends to his wounds, listens to his ranting, endures his talk of lost loves, and tries to restore in him the will to fight his illness until help arrives. Her devotion to him makes him finally realize that he is not a failure. With his realization of a chance for love and happiness with Helen, he regains his will to live. Written by E.W. DesMarais

Plot Keywords
Taglines His Adventures . . . Like His Loves . . . Were Great and Exciting ! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Ernest Hemingway's The Snows of Kilimanjaro (United States)
  • Les neiges du Kilimandjaro (France)
  • Las nieves del Kilimanjaro (Spain)
  • Schnee am Kilimandscharo (West Germany)
  • Schnee am Kilimandscharo (Austria)
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Runtime
  • 114 min
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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross $1,181,330

Did You Know?

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Trivia In the scene where Gregory Peck lifts up Ava Gardner, he threw out his knee and production had to close down while he recovered. Unfortunately, all the scenes of his lying down in his sickbed had been shot already. See more »
Goofs Outside the Hotel Florinda in Madrid during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), a 1948-1950 Ford truck is parked facing the camera. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Run If You Can (1988). See more »
Soundtracks You Do Something to Me See more »
Quotes Countess Liz: Oh, I just devoured your last book!
Harry Street: [sarcastically] Well, I hope it didn't give you a bellyache!
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