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A Farewell to Arms Movies & Media Adaptations

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Media Adaptations

Not long after its literary success, A Farewell to Arms was made into a movie by Paramount pictures in 1932. The lead role of Lt. Frederic Henry was played by Gary Cooper. The heroine of the tale, Catherine Barkley, was played by Helen Hayes. Directed by Frank Borzage, the film won several Academy Awards including Best Cinematography (Charles Bryant Lang, Jr.), Best Sound (Harold C. Lewis), and received nominations for Best Art Direction and Best Picture. To Hemingway's annoyance, the film departed widely from the book.

A remake in 1950 of the 1932 film was not successful. This version starred William Holden and Nancy Olson. It was directed by Frank Borzage and even re-titled-Force of Arms.

In 1957, Rock Hudson and Jennifer Jones starred in another remake. The producer, David O. Selznick, never ceased to interfere with the production. This interference led to John Huston's replacement as director with Charles Vidor The...

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