A Farewell to Arms

A Farewell to Arms

Streaming Video - 1957
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This acclaimed adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's 1929 novel stars Helen Hayes and Gary Cooper as ill-fated lovers during WWI Italy. While working with the Italian Army, American ambulance driver Lt. Frederick Henry (Cooper) meets and falls in love with outspoken British nurse Catherine Barkley (Hayes). They would stop at nothing to be together, but their intense relationship is hampered by the war and the well-meaning interference of Henry's surgeon friend Maj Rinaldi (Adolphe Menjou) who believes that a wartime romance cannot survive.
Publisher: [United States] : Osiris Entertainment : Made available through hoopla, 1957.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 89 min.)) : sd., col.
Restrictions on Access: Digital content provided by hoopla.


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Mar 12, 2018

I thought the story as told by Hemmingway was sad enough. This film version has an added twist to make it more of a tear jerker.

Jun 11, 2017

I never read the book so judging this movie solely on its own merits I have to rate it as very poor. Helen Hayes' ham-handed overacting vs. Gary Cooper's monotone underacting. The French Captain is the only good thing about this mess and even he turns out to be a dick around half way thru. This is a good example of how movies are sometimes called a "classic" merely because they are old.

Feb 25, 2015

This film, based on Hemingway’s great novel, tells the story of two non-combatants in WWI, who fall in love, but are separated by the war. Never in the film is there any evidence that the war is good for anybody. The film was Oscar nominated for best picture and won Oscars for best cinematography and best sound. This film was released a short time before the Hays Code would inflict great damage to the art of film making. The subject matter of this film, although totally benign in the 21st century, would have had to have many ridiculous cuts related to the beautiful love relationship.

Oct 27, 2014

I enjoyed this DVD. It is good for children to watch. Strong story. Well acted.

Jun 06, 2014

Other than his writing style, Hemmingway's stories never were that great ...

Jun 07, 2012

Our poor grandparents had to watch these kinds of movies?! no wonder their lives were so short...the whole movie you hear sound of blasting bombs as well as constant moving away from one's lover...damn war mongers!...and this female actress looks so much like a snapping turtle!

aaa5756 Oct 02, 2011

C+ movie


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