For Whom the Bell Tolls (film)
|For Whom the Bell Tolls|
Theatrical film poster
|Directed by||Sam Wood|
|Screenplay by||Dudley Nichols|
|Based on||For Whom the Bell Tolls
by Ernest Hemingway
|Music by||Victor Young|
|Editing by||John F. Link Sr.
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Running time||170 minutes|
|Box office||$7.1 million (est. US/ Canada rentals)|
For Whom the Bell Tolls is a 1943 film in Technicolor based on the novel of the same name by Ernest Hemingway. It stars Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Akim Tamiroff and Katina Paxinou. This was Ingrid Bergman's first technicolor film. Hemingway handpicked Cooper and Bergman for their roles. The film was adapted for the screen by Dudley Nichols and was directed by Sam Wood. The film became the top box-office hit of 1943, grossing $11 million. It was also nominated for nine Academy Awards, winning one.
The first complete score from an American film to be issued on records was Victor Young's music for For Whom the Bell Tolls.
- Gary Cooper as Robert Jordan
- Ingrid Bergman as María
- Akim Tamiroff as Pablo
- Arturo de Córdova as Agustín
- Vladimir Sokoloff as Anselmo (guide)
- Mikhail Rasumny as Rafael (Gypsy)
- Fortunio Bonanova as Fernando
- Eric Feldary as Andrés (courier to Gen. Golz)
- Victor Varconi as Primitivo (lookout)
- Katina Paxinou as Pilar
- Joseph Calleia as El Sordo
- Lilo Yarson as Joaquin
- Alexander Granach as Paco
- Adia Kuznetzoff as Gustavo
- Leonid Snegoff as Ignacio
- Duncan Renaldo as Lieutenant Berrendo (nationalist officer searching for rebels)
The film was originally released in a roadshow format, at 170 minutes (not counting intermission). For re-release, it was trimmed to 134 minutes, and it was not seen at its full length until the late 1990s, when it was archivally restored to 168 minutes. This restored version is the one that has been released on DVD. The restoration was photochemical, not digital, and the titles and some of the scenes in the early reels are slightly to significantly out-of-register.
The film won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Katina Paxinou) and was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Gary Cooper), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Akim Tamiroff), Best Actress in a Leading Role (Ingrid Bergman), Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Color (Hans Dreier, Haldane Douglas, Bertram C. Granger), Best Cinematography, Color, Best Film Editing, Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture and Best Picture.
There was a Lux Radio Theater version broadcast on February 11, 1945, which retained the principal cast from the film: Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, and Akim Tamiroff.
- "All Time Domestic Champs", Variety, 6 January 1960 p 34
- Patrick Robinson. 1980. Movie Facts and Feats: A Guinness Record Book.
- "NY Times: For Whom the Bell Tolls". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-12-16.
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- For Whom the Bell Tolls at the American Film Institute Catalog
- For Whom the Bell Tolls at the Internet Movie Database
- For Whom the Bell Tolls at allmovie
- For Whom the Bell Tolls at the TCM Movie Database
- Radio adaptation of For Whom The Bell Tolls February 12, 1945 on Lux Radio Theatre; 50 minutes, with the original stars (MP3)