The Sun Also Rises (1957 film)

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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
Starring Tyrone Power
Ava Gardner
Mel Ferrer
Errol Flynn
Music by Hugo Friedhofer
Cinematography Leo Tover
Edited by William Mace
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s)
  • August 23, 1957 (1957-08-23) (United States)
Running time 130 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $3.5 million[1]
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.[2]


Production notes[edit]

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.[3] 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.[4]

Flynn's performance was highly acclaimed and led to a series of roles where he played alcoholics.[5]

Later version[edit]

A later film version of the novel, directed by James Goldstone, was made in 1984.


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ The Sun Also Rises at the Internet Movie Database.
  3. ^ High Beam Research. "Robert Evans biopic studies producer fated to the screen", May 23, 2003. Accessed: June 29, 2013.
  4. ^ Naugle, Judge Patrick. DVD Verdict: The Kid Stays in the Picture, August 4, 2003. Accessed: July 20, 2013.
  5. ^ Thomas, Tony and Rudy Behlmer & Clifford McCarty, The Films of Errol Flynn, Citadel Press, 1969 p 212-213.

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