The Old Man and the Sea

Starring: Spencer Tracy Director: John Sturges
The Old Man and the Sea
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DVD Features:

  • Behind-the-Scenes Documentary Hemingway: The Legend And The Sea
  • Interactive Menus
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Scene Access
  • Languages & Subtitles: English & French
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 32 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1958
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Snap Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
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    • Filmographies

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1958 - Best Original Score: Dimitri Tiomkin

Entertainment Reviews:

USA Today - 07/19/1996
"...Spencer Tracy stars, narrates and even got an Oscar nomination....Some of James Wong Howe's photography is lovely..."

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Ernest Hemingway's choice for the lead in the film version of his The Old Man and the Sea was the right one: Spencer Tracy's performance brought him the sixth of his nine Academy Award nominations and the film won the National Board of Review's 1958 Best Picture and Best Actor awards.

Alone in a small skiff, an aging Cuban fisherman catches a huge marlin - and must defy the sea, marauding sharks and his own flagging strength to bring his great catch home. Filmed in part on sun-drenched Cuban locales and graced by Dimitri Tiomkin's Oscar-winning score, The Old Man and the Sea is a colorful cinematic ode to the indomitability of the human spirit.

Plot Synopsis:

Ernest Hemingway's 1952 allegorical tale of an aged Cuban fisherman's epic battle against a huge marlin, followed by his battle to save his catch from the sharks, is brought vividly to life in this John Sturges film.

Plot Keywords:

Animals | High Seas | Personal Triumph | Self-Discovery | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: October 11, 1958.
  • Shooting locations: Peru, Panama, Ecuador, Kona, Hawii, Nassau, Bahamas, and Havana, Cuba.
  • Sturges shot footage of Tracy at sea that was never used.
  • Cinematographer Floyd Crosby is the father of singer David Crosby.

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