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.
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.
- Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Katina Paxinou
- Outstanding Motion Picture: Paramount
- Best Actor: Gary Cooper
- Best Actress: Ingrid Bergman
- Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Akim Tamiroff
- Best Cinematography (Color): Ray Rennahan
- Best Art Direction (Color): Art Direction: Hans Dreier, Haldane Douglas; Interior Decoration: Bertram Granger
- Best Film Editing: Sherman Todd, John Link
- Best Music (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture): Victor Young
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.
- "The 16th Academy Awards (1943) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 2014-2-27.
- "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)