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Hemingway on film



Date: 06/27/99 00:01

All but two of Hemingway's novels have been made into movies since the 1930s, some of them more than once. A version of one of the exceptions, The Garden of Eden, is in production. Director John Huston wrote a screenplay for the other, Across the River and Into the Trees, but it was never made.

Some of Hemingway's short stories also have been transformed to the screen. The early version of "The Killers," in which Burt Lancaster made his screen debut, was Hemingway's favorite adaptation. (The later version starred Ronald Reagan in his last movie role.)

In recent years Hemingway has been a character in movies such as "The Moderns" (1988) and "In Love and War" (1996).

Movies based on his work:

  • "A Farewell to Arms," 1932

  • "For Whom the Bell Tolls," 1943

  • "To Have and Have Not," 1944

  • "The Killers," 1946

  • "The Macomber Affair," 1947 (from "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber")

  • "The Breaking Point," 1950 (remake of "To Have and Have Not")

  • "My Old Man," 1950

  • "The Snows of Kilimanjaro," 1952

  • "A Farewell to Arms," 1957

  • "The Sun Also Rises," 1957

  • "The Gun Runners," 1958 (remake of "To Have and Have Not")

  • "The Old Man and the Sea," 1958

  • "Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man," 1962 (from several Nick Adams stories)

  • "The Killers," 1964

  • "Islands in the Stream," 1977

  • "My Old Man," 1979

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