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Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man (1962)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, War | 22 September 1962 (Japan)
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An immature young man from Middle America grows to manhood after a cross-country journey and his military service in World War I.

Director:

Martin Ritt

Writers:

A.E. Hotchner (screenplay), Ernest Hemingway (stories)
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Nominated for 5 Golden Globes. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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. Henry Adams
Ricardo Montalban ... Major Padula
Paul Newman ... The Battler
Susan Strasberg ... Rosanna
Jessica Tandy ... Mrs. Helen Adams
Eli Wallach ... John
Edward Binns ... Brakeman
Philip Bourneuf ... City Editor
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Storyline

Young and restless Nick Adams, the only son of a domineering mother and a weak but noble doctor father, leaves his rural Michigan home to embark on an eventful cross-country journey. He is touched and affected by his encounters with a punch-drunk ex-boxer, a sympathetic telegrapher, and an alcoholic advancement for a burlesque show. After failing to get a job as reporter in New York, he enlists in the Italian army during World War I as an ambulance driver. His camaraderie with fellow soldiers and a romance with a nurse he meets after being wounded propel him to manhood. Written by duke1029

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Young Man In A Hungry Hurry. See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Drama | War

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1962 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Ernest Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,100,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Jerry Wald Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Gary Cooper's death in 1961 prevented him from playing the role of Nick's doctor father. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Henry Adams: I'd hate like hell to donate you to a war that doesn't even concern us. It's bad enough to die for your own country!
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Referenced in Password: Susan Strasberg vs. Van Johnson (1962) See more »

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This is film based on Ernest Hemingway's Nick Adam's short stories.
13 February 2007 | by LongjohnbobSee all my reviews

I saw this movie in junior high and high school on television. I loved it very much, and it actually got me interested in Hemingway's Nick Adams stories. Jessica Tandy is at her best in this film as Nick's long suffering mom. Arthur Kennedy is good , too. It may not have won any Oscar's--the simplicity and innocence of such coming of age stories are not always artsy-artsy enough for the Hollywood crowd--but in its quiet way this is a great film. Michael Pollard as George is wonderful. Most will remember him as Moss in BARNEY AND CLYDE but he plays wonderfully opposite Beymer's Nick. Paul Newman was great as the boxer. The reason I liked this movie so much was because it was not a typical Paul Newman role. Whoever guessed that Newman can really act? He proved it in this small part. I love the film. I only wish it was available on DVD--director's cut--if it is will somebody let me know. I really don't want to buy the entire HEMINGWAY COLLECTION now being sold to get a DVD of this timeless film classic


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