Frank Borzage’s Hemingway Romance

Ernest Hemingway was furious with the treatment of his novel A Farewell to Arms in the 1932 film version directed and produced by Frank Borzage for Paramount. Hemingway did become close friends with the movie’s star, Gary Cooper, but they were supposed to have never discussed the film. For years it was impossible to judge what the dispute was about because, strangely for an award-winning film, the rights expired and all that was available for viewing was a cut-down dupe print. Recently the film has been restored and released on Blu-ray. It seems that before embarking on his 1957 remake…

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