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The "official" title of this film is Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man; its screenplay is adapted from semi-autobiographical "Nick Adams" stories written by [[Performer~P217464~Ernest Hemingway~ernesthemingway]]. Played by [[Performer~P6046~Richard Beymer~richardbeymer]] ([[Feature~V179443~West Side Story~davegrusinpresentswestsidestory]]), Nick Adams is a young Michigan boy who sets out in the early 1900s to learn about life and to pursue a journalistic career. No sooner is he on his way than he gets his first taste of "real life" by being thrown off a train by a railroad agent. He attempts to secure newspaper work, but is laughed out of the office due to his inexperience. He gains valuable insight on the human condition while serving in the Italian army during World War One, where (in [[Feature~V91033~Farewell to Arms~afarewelltoarms]] fashion) a star-crossed romance develops between Nick and a Red Cross nurse ([[Performer~P68626~Susan Strasberg~susanstrasberg]]). Nick returns to America determined to pursue his destiny by writing of his now-vast experiences. Long and somewhat poky, Adventures of a Young Man is enlivened by the cameo appearance of [[Performer~P104390~Paul Newman~paulnewman]] as a pathetic, punch drunk boxer. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Jessica Tandy Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1962 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Paul Newman Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1962 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Susan Strasberg Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 1962 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Martin Ritt Best Director 1962 Nominee

Cast

Richard Beymer
as Nick Adams
Diane Baker
as Carolyn
Paul Newman
as Ad Francis
Corinne Calvet
as Contessa
Fred Clark
as Mr. Turner
Ricardo Montalban
as Major Padula
Dan Dailey
as Billy Campbell
James Dunn
as Telegrapher
Arthur Kennedy
as Dr. Adams
Juano Hernandez
as Bugs
Jessica Tandy
as Mrs. Adams
Eli Wallach
as John
Edward Binns
as Brakeman
Whit Bissell
as Ludstrum
Philip Bourneuf
as Montecito
Tullio Carminatti
as Rosanna's father
Marc Cavell
as Eddy Bolton
Simon Oakland
as Joe Bolton
Michael J. Pollard
as George
Susan Strasberg
as Rosanna
Pat Hogan
as Billy Tabeshaw

Crew

Martin Ritt
Director
Jerry Wald
Producer
A.E. Hotchner
Screenwriter
Lee Garmes
Cinematographer
Franz Waxman
Composer (Music Score)
Jack Martin Smith
Art Director
Paul Groesse
Art Director
Robert Priestley
Set Designer
Walter Scott
Set Designer
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