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A Farewell to Arms [DVD]


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  • Actors: Rock Hudson, Jennifer Jones, Vittorio de Sica, Oscar Homolka, Alberto Sordi
  • Directors: Charles Vidor
  • Producers: David O. Selznick
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 9 May 2005
  • Run Time: 146 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0007G9JQS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 68,448 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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A big budget remake of the 1932 original based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway. Rock Hudson stars as the American ambulance driver who falls in love with his nurse (Jennifer Jones) after being wounded in World War One, and deserts his post in order to be with her.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 26 Feb 2006
Format: DVD
The 1957 version of A Farewell to Arms is a mixture of the best and worst of David O. Selznick. On the plus side is the no expense spared lavishness of the whole production, with great Italian locations, great production design, a good supporting cast (including an excellent Vittorio de Sica, Alberto Sordi and Elaine Stritch) and a cast of thousands. On the debit side, there's some hokey love scenes and the miscasting of Selznick's private leading lady Jennifer Jones, lisping her way through an awkward British accent while seemingly impersonating a rather large bunny rabbit that somehow got a job as a nurse.

Charles Vidor lacks Frank Borzage's sensual romanticism, but despite some surprisingly clumsy comedy, Ben Hecht's script is much darker and more mature than you'd expect, with the grim retreat sequences and their aftermath far darker than anything in the Gary Cooper version. That said, the gay subtext to Rinaldi's friendship is almost completely absent, something that seems all the more noticeable with Rock Hudson playing the object of his affections (but that's hindsight for you). It's never particularly moving, but it's entertaining storytelling and it looks great in its original CinemaScope ratio.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs Joyce Cudworth on 25 Dec 2013
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First saw this in 1957, thought the story was great and very moving. Terrific acting from both Jennifer Jones and Rock Hudson. If you want a good story - this is a film that will not disappoint you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T.Hijna on 9 April 2013
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enjoyed it! Hemingway wrote such wonderful novels bout everything he experienced himself. This one is about the First World War , where he got wounded!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By bernie VINE VOICE on 9 April 2010
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David O. Selznick production that is based on a novel by Ernest Hemingway, this is a story of the love between ambulance driver, Lieutenant Henry (Rock Hudson) and Nurse, Catherine Barkley (Jennifer Jones) during World War I Italy. the story is made complex by the interference of Major Rinaldi (Vittorio De Sica.)

Well I have to admit that I have read Hemmingway but not this book. I did however see the Gary Cooper movie first. However, it is a story about Love found - love lost - love found - love never lost.

This version seems a little fuller and a lot more colorful than the 1932 version. However, the story is also filled with slapstick comic relief and conversational filler tripe. This is still a tearjerker. It has been suggested that Jennifer was a tad old for the part of a 23-year-old nurse. I was so busy with the story that I did not really notice. As far as Rock, I thing he was thrown into lots of these movies on his hansom leading man reputation. Vittorio De Sica acted his part quite well; however, I keep seeing him as Cardinal Rinaldi in "The Shoes of the Fisherman" (1968.) See Dr. Emerich (Oscar Homolka) again in The Seven Year Itch (1955.)

The Shoes of the Fisherman
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Kavanagh on 5 Sep 2009
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An excellent film I saw it in the sixties with my girlfriend (now my wife)
I would recommend it all young lovers out there...........
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