A Farewell to Arms

A Farewell to Arms

Director: Frank Borzage Cast: Gary Cooper, Helen Hayes, Adolphe Menjou


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A Farewell to Arms

This first film version of Ernest Hemingway's novel A Farewell to Arms stars Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes. Cooper plays Lt. Frederick Henry, a World War I officer who falls in love with English Red Cross nurse Catherine Barkley (Hayes)-after first mistaking her for a woman of ill repute. Henry's friend, Major Rinaldi, is envious of the romance, and pulls strings to have Catherine transferred to Milan. When Henry is wounded in battle, he ends up in the very hospital where Catherine works. They resume the affair, which reaches an ecstatic peak just before Henry is returned to the front. The now-pregnant Catherine remains in Switzerland, sending letters by the bushelfull to Henry. But the jealous Rinaldi sees to it that Henry never receives those letters, leading Catherine to conclude sorrowfully that Henry has forgotten her. As the Armistice approaches, Henry makes his way to Switzerland, hoping to find Catherine.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/20/2011
UPC: 0738329081423
Original Release: 1932
Source: Kino Video
Time: 1:29:00
Sales rank: 46,099

Special Features

Trailers; Gallery of images

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gary Cooper Lt. Frederick Henry
Helen Hayes Catherine Barkley
Adolphe Menjou Maj. Rinaldi
Mary Philips Helen Ferguson
Mary Phillips Actor
Jack LaRue The Priest
Henry Armetta Bonello
George Humbert Piani
Fred Malatesta Manera
Mary Forbes Miss Van Campen
Tom Ricketts Count Greffi
Gilbert Emery British Major
Alice Adair Cafe Girl
Agostino Borgato Giulio
Blanche Frederici Head Nurse
Paul Porcasi Inn Keeper

Technical Credits
Frank Borzage Director
Roland Anderson Art Director
Travis Banton Costumes/Costume Designer
Edward A. Blatt Associate Producer
Hans Dreier Art Director
Oliver H.P. Garrett Screenwriter
Benjamin Glazer Screenwriter
Charles Griffin Consultant/advisor
Herman Hand Score Composer
W. Franke Harling Score Composer
Arthur Jacobson Asst. Director
Bernhard Kaun Score Composer
Charles B. Lang Cinematographer
John Leipold Score Composer
John Leipold Score Composer
Harold Lewis Sound/Sound Designer
Otho Lovering Editor
Paul Marquardt Score Composer
Ralph Rainger Score Composer
Ernest Hemingway Source Author

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- A Farewell to Arms
1. Opening Titles [:09]
2. Fated to Meet [10:33]
3. Dreaming Of Love [11:01]
4. Losing His Head [7:01]
5. Convalescence [5:13]
6. October Departure [8:37]
7. Going to Switzerland [10:52]
8. Desertion [8:08]
9. Brissago [10:44]
10. A Brave Girl [9:12]

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