|Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Martin Ritt|
|Produced by||Jerry Wald|
|Screenplay by||A. E. Hotchner|
|Based on||The Nick Adams Stories by Ernest Hemingway|
|Music by||Franz Waxman|
|Edited by||Hugh S. Fowler|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|July 25, 1962|
Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man is a 1962 American adventure film directed by Martin Ritt based on Ernest Hemingway's semi-autobiographical character Nick Adams, and featuring Richard Beymer as Adams. A.E. Hotchner wrote the screenplay, originally calling the film Ernest Hemingway's "Young Man". The cast includes Diane Baker, Jessica Tandy, Ricardo Montalbán, Eli Wallach, Arthur Kennedy and Paul Newman. It was released in July 1962.
Nick Adams is a young, restless man who wants a good life and to see the world. Though he is told it is not worth the attempt, he decides to go away from his midwestern home. Along the way, he encounters numerous people, and later joins the Italian army to fight the Germans in World War I, where he falls in love.
- Richard Beymer as Nick Adams
- Diane Baker as Carolyn
- Corinne Calvet as Contessa
- Fred Clark as Mr. Turner
- Dan Dailey as Billy Campbell
- James Dunn as Telegrapher
- Juano Hernández as Bugs
- Arthur Kennedy as Dr. Adams
- Ricardo Montalbán as Major Padula
- Paul Newman as The Battler
- Susan Strasberg as Rosanna
- Jessica Tandy as Mrs. Adams
- Eli Wallach as John
- Edward Binns as Brakeman
- Philip Bourneuf as City Editor
- Tullio Carminati as Rosanna's Father
- Marc Cavell as Eddy Boulton
- Charles Fredericks as Mayor
- Simon Oakland as Joe Boulton
- Michael J. Pollard as George
- Whit Bissell as Ludstrum
- Lillian Adams as Indian Woman
- Walter Baldwin as Conductor
- Laura Cornell as Burlesque Queen
- Miriam Golden as Indian Mid-Wife
- Pitt Herbert as Bartender
- Pat Hogan as Billy Tabeshaw
- Baruch Lumet as Morris
- Burt Mustin as Old Soldier
- Sherry Staiger as Burlesque Queen
- Sharon Tate as Burlesque Queen
- Alfredo Varelli as Father Ben
- Mel Welles as Italian Sergeant
Jerry Wald and A. E. Hotchner approached Hemingway seeking the rights to either Across the River and Into the Trees or the Nick Adams stories. Hemingway did not want to sell rights to his novel and was only keen on selling one Nick Adams story. Hotchner pitched to buy the rights for 10 of the 19 stories. Hemingway agreed provided certain conditions were met, including ensuring that "Nick was a good boy."
Filming started 25 September 1961 in Mellen, Wisconsin and wound up in 22 January in Verona, Italy. Interiors were supposed to be shot at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome, but that facility was taken up by the production of Cleopatra (1963), forcing Hemingway's to finish its studio work back in the United States.
Jerry Wald died just before the film was released.
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