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Saturday Cinema: A Farewell to Arms


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Gary Cooper Helen Hayes
Adolphe Menjou
This classic love story was the first film version to be made of the Hemingway novel.
World War One. Lt Henry, an American serving with the Italian ambulance corps, falls in love with an English nurse. But the terrible war brings about their separation and leads to tragedy.
(The life of the author of A Farewell to Arms is looked at in Hemingway, tomorrow on BBC1 at 9.25pm)
9 FILMS: page 16


Unknown: Gary Cooper
Unknown: Helen Hayes
Unknown: Adolphe Menjou
Unknown: Benjamin Glazer
Unknown: Oliver H. P. Garrett
Directed By: Frank Borzage
Frederic Henry: Gary Cooper
Catherine Barkley: Helen Hayes
Maj Rinaldi: Adolphe Menjou
Helen Ferguson: Mary Philips
Priest: Jack Larue
Head nurse: Blanche Friderici
Bonello: Henry Armetta
Piani: George Humbert
Manera: Fred Malatesta
Miss Van Campen: Mary Forbes
Count Greffi: Tom Ricketts
Gordoni: Robert Cauterio

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