A Farewell to Arms (1932)
Director: Frank Borzage
Actors: Helen Hays, Gary Cooper, Adolph Menjou, Mary Philips, Jack La Rue, Mary Forbes
Runtime: 88 min.
American ambulance driver Frederic Henry (Gary Cooper) meets Nurse Catherine Barkley (Helen Hays) in Italy during World War I. They fall in love and will stop at nothing to be together.
Trivia: Based on a novel by Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway was said to have disliked this adaptation of his novel, but in 2014 Time Out London called it "the best film version of a Hemingway novel". The movie was remade in 1957 starring Rock Hudson and Jennifer Jones. It was also released on TV as a 3-part mini-series in 1966. A Farewell to Arms received two Academy Awards, for Best Cinematography and Best Sound, and was nominated for the Best Picture and Best Art Direction awards. Helen Hays was a two-time Academy Award winner, winning the Best Actress Oscar for The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931) and a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for 1971's Airport. She was best known, however, as a stage actress. She holds the triple crown of acting with Oscar, Tony and Emmy awards. Gary Cooper was nominated five times for the Best Actor Academy award, winning once for his role in High Noon (1953).