Old Man and the Sea, The (1958)
Front Cover Actor
Spencer Tracy The Old Man\Narrator
Felipe Pazos The Boy
Harry Bellaver Martin
Don Diamond Cafe Proprietor
Don Blackman Hand Wrestler
Joey Ray Gambler
Mary Hemingway Tourist
Richard Alameda Gambler
Tony Rosa Gambler
Carlos Rivero Gambler
Donald Diamond Cafe Proprietor
Anthony Quinn
Gary Cole
Patricia Clarkson
Valentina Quinn
Francesco Quinn
Alexis Cruz
Movie Details
Genre Adventure; Drama
Director Henry King; Fred Zinnemann; John Sturges; Jud Taylor
Producer Leland Hayward
Writer Ernest Hemingway; Peter Viertel
Studio GRANADA MEDIA; WARNER HOME VIDEO
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 1 hr 26 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
The classic Ernest Hemingway novel about man battling nature and the demons within himself is adapted admirably in this 1958 film starring the legendary Spencer Tracy. Playing the fisherman who goes on an intense and futile quest as he contemplates his own nature, Tracy turns in a spellbinding performance of understated power. He plays an itinerant Cuban fisherman whose luck at catching his prey has been poor of late, until he becomes embroiled in an intense pursuit of a giant marlin and in the process must confront his own frailties. Though the visual aspect of the film seems dated, Tracy is more than enough reason to see this effort at bringing one of the modern classics of literature to life on the screen. --Robert Lane
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 1335
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 6/4/04
Store Copy
Owner NF
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 011
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
UPC 085391415824
Chapters
Release Date 11/13/01
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned HiFi Sound Widescreen