The Sun Also Rises (1957 film)
|The Sun Also Rises|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Henry King|
|Produced by||Darryl F. Zanuck|
|Screenplay by||Peter Viertel|
|Based on||The novel The Sun Also Rises
by Ernest Hemingway
|Music by||Hugo Friedhofer|
|Edited by||William Mace|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|Running time||130 minutes|
|Box office||$3,815,000 (US rentals)|
The Sun Also Rises is a 1957 film adaptation of the Ernest Hemingway novel of the same name directed by Henry King. The screenplay was written by Peter Viertel and it starred Tyrone Power, Ava Gardner, Mel Ferrer and Errol Flynn. Much of it was filmed on location in France and Spain in Cinemascope and color by Deluxe. A highlight of the film is the famous "running of the bulls" in Pamplona, Spain and two bullfights.
- Tyrone Power as Jake Barnes
- Ava Gardner as Lady Brett Ashley
- Mel Ferrer as Robert Cohn
- Errol Flynn as Mike Campbell
- Eddie Albert as Bill Gorton
- Gregory Ratoff as Count Mippipopolous
- Juliette Gréco as Georgette Aubin
- Marcel Dalio as Zizi
- Henry Daniell as Army doctor
- Bob Cunningham as Harris
- Danik Patisson as Marie
- Robert Evans as Pedro Romero
Although Hemingway's novel had an undefined "mid 1920s" setting when it was published in 1926, the film adaptation places the story around 1922. The film uses the song "You Do Something To Me" as a motif, which was not written until 1929.
Producer Darryl F. Zanuck cast newcomer Robert Evans as the young bullfighter Pedro Romero in the film, against the wishes of co-stars Ava Gardner and Tyrone Power, as well as Hemingway himself. Zanuck overruled all involved, and Evans – who later became a popular producer himself – used Zanuck's response as the title for his 1994 biography, The Kid Stays in the Picture.
Flynn's performance was highly acclaimed and led to a series of roles where he played alcoholics.
A later film version of the novel, directed by James Goldstone, was made in 1984.
- Solomon, Aubrey. Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History (The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series). Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 1989. ISBN 978-0-8108-4244-1. p250.
- The Sun Also Rises at the Internet Movie Database.
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- Naugle, Judge Patrick. DVD Verdict: The Kid Stays in the Picture, August 4, 2003. Accessed: July 20, 2013.
- Thomas, Tony and Rudy Behlmer & Clifford McCarty, The Films of Errol Flynn, Citadel Press, 1969 p 212-213.
- The Sun Also Rises at the Internet Movie Database
- The Sun Also Rises at AllMovie
- The Sun Also Rises at the TCM Movie Database
- The Sun Also Rises film trailer on YouTube