The Adventures of Martin Eden

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The Adventures of Martin Eden
Ian MacDonald in The Adventures of Martin Eden.jpg
Ian MacDonald in 'The Adventures of Martin Eden'
Directed by Sidney Salkow
Produced by Samuel Bronston
B.P. Schulberg
Written by W. L. River
Jack London
Starring Glenn Ford
Claire Trevor
Cinematography Franz Planer
Edited by Al Clark
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • February 22, 1942 (1942-02-22)
Running time
87 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Adventures of Martin Eden is a 1942 black-and-white Adventure film based on Jack London's novel Martin Eden, starring Glenn Ford and Claire Trevor and directed by Sidney Salkow.


Martin Eden (Glenn Ford) wants to be a writer but embarks as a sailor on a merchant ship. A storm hits the ship, which sinks. Martin escapes and decides to write about the experience.



  • The Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature, By Bernice E. Cullinan,Diane Goetz Person

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