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The Old Man and the Sea (7-Oct-1958)

Director: John Sturges

Writer: Peter Viertel

From novel: The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

Music Composed and Conducted by: Dimitri Tiomkin

Producer: Leland Hayward

Keywords: Outdoor Adventure

An old fisherman in pre-Revolutionary Cuba has 84 days of bad luck without catching a fish, calling doubts to his abilities and worth. His luck is so bad that even the boy who assists him has been told to work for others. On day 85 the fisherman hooks a very large marlin, dragging his boat out to sea in an epic struggle. Classic adaptation of Hemingway's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, with Hemingway himself acting as consultant.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Spencer Tracy
5-Apr-1900 10-Jun-1967 Two consecutive Best Actor Oscars


Spencer Tracy   ...   The Old Man
Felipe Pazos, Jr.   ...   The Boy
Harry Bellaver   ...   The Cafe Owner


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