Hemingway and the Movies

Tacoma Retired Men's Bookclub

Hemingway was a prolific writer, and his stories have resonated with Hollywood movie makers from 1930 to present. I’ve attached the film posters from ten of Hemingway’s screen adaptations, in chronological order, just in case you might be interested in previewing one or more of them to see how Hollywood interpreted Hemingway. (The parenthetical ratings are from a consensus of critics’ views, based on a scale of 1 to 5 stars):

A Farewell to Arms, 1932, starring Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes (3 1/2)
Farewell to Arms

For Whom The Bell Tolls, 1943, starring Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman (3 1/2)
For Whom the Bell Tolls

To Have and To Have Note, 1945, starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall (4)
To Have and Have Not

The Breaking Point, 1950, starring John Garfield and Patricia Neal (4)–this is a remake of To Have and To Have Not
The Breaking Point

The Snows of Kilimanjaro, 1952, starring Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward and Ava Gardner (3)
The Snows of Kilimanjaro

The Sun Also…

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