A Farewell to Arms

A Farewell to Arms

Rock Hudson
Director: John Huston, Charles Vidor Cast: Rock Hudson
Rock Hudson
, Jennifer Jones
Jennifer Jones
John Huston, Charles Vidor,


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Farewell to Arms is the second film version of Ernest Hemingway's World War One novel--and also the last film produced by David O. Selznick (Gone with the Wind). Rock Hudson plays an American serving in the Italian Army during the "War to End All Wars." Jennifer Jones is his lover, a Red cross nurse. They have a torrid affair, which results in Jones' pregnancy. As the months pass, Hudson and Jones lose contact with one another, and Jones believes that Hudson has forgotten her. But a battle-weary Hudson finally makes it to Switzerland, where Jones is hospitalized. The baby is stillborn, and Jones dies shortly afterward, murmuring that her death is "a dirty trick." Filmed on a simpler scale in 1932 (with Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes starring), A Farewell to Arms was blown all out of proportion to "epic" stature for the 1957 remake--so much so that its original director, John Huston, quit the film in disgust. Still, the basic love story is touchingly enacted by Rock Hudson and Jennifer Jones.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/18/2017
UPC: 0738329207335
Original Release: 1957
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: A
Time: 2:32:00
Sales rank: 21,102

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rock Hudson Lt. Frederick Henry
Jennifer Jones Nurse Catherine Barkley
Vittorio De Sica Maj. Alessandro Rinaldi
Alberto Sordi Father Galli
Kurt Kasznar Bonello
Mercedes McCambridge Miss Van Campen
Oscar Homolka Dr. Emerich
Elaine Stritch Helen Ferguson
Leopoldo Trieste Passini
Franco Interlenghi Aymo
José Nieto Major Stampi
Georges Brehat Capt. Bassi
Memmo Carotenuto Nino
Guido Martufi Boy Scout
Umberto Spadaro Barber
Umberto Sacripante Ambulance Driver
Victor Francen Col. Valentini
Joan Shawlee Nurse
Carlo Pedersoli Carabiniere
Patrick Crean Medical Lieutenant
Guidarino Guidi Civilian Doctor
Diana King Hospital Receptionist
Eduard Linkers Lt. Zimmerman
Johanna Hofer Mrs. Zimmerman
Angelo Galassi Firing Squad Commander
Carlo Hintermann First Diner
Tiberio Mitri Diner
Peter Illing Milan Hotel Clerk
Giacomo Rossi-Stuart Actor
Eva Kotthaus Delivery Room Nurse
Sam Levene Swiss Sergeant
Clelia Matania Hair Dresser
Gisella Matthews Nurse in Catherine's Room

Technical Credits
John Huston Director
Charles Vidor Director
Ben Hecht Screenwriter
Franco Ferrara Musical Direction/Supervision
John M. Foley Editor
Mario Garbuglia Art Director
Oswald Morris Cinematographer
Mario Nascimbene Score Composer
Piero Portalupe Cinematographer
David O. Selznick Producer
Gerard J. Wilson Editor

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