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Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man (1962)

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

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Nick Adams
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Mr. Turner
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Billy Campbell
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Dr. Henry Adams
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Major Padula
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Rosanna
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Mrs. Helen Adams
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John
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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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For the young men of all generations...and the young women who love them... See more »

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Adventure | Drama | War

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22 September 1962 (Japan)  »

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Ernest Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man  »

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$4,100,000 (estimated)
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When announced in '61, Henry Fonda was to play Nick's father. See more »

Quotes

John: Ah, couldn't be worse! There's nothing worse than war!
Italian Sergeant: Defeat is worse!
John: I don't believe it! What is defeat? You go home!
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Referenced in The Cool World (1963) See more »

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"This is not a masterpiece....but a serious attempt to bring early Hemingway to the Screen"
27 June 2005 | by (United States BOULDER COUNTY COLORADO) – See all my reviews

Susan Strausberg at her best. The story is taken directly from Ernest Hemmingways's life. Nick Adams plays Ernest.

Music by Franz Waxman is excellent. Jessica Tandy great performance. Arthur Kennedy is great as well. Paul Newman, don't know why he did this part, but I admire his risking, to allow us to see him, stupid and ugly.

I learned a lot from this film, as I was growing up in the Midwest and understood the coming of age agony. "Splender in the Grass" goes well with this type of film, as they are the wounded human soul, and its power to withstand all pain, and be transformed into a hero. The price of wisdom is your innocence, as always.

I have seen this film 30 times and still enjoy its charming bitter sweet story. BRAVO Ernest.


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