- 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: December 26, 2000
- 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:
- Documentary: HEMINGWAY: THE LEGEND AND THE SEA
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- Text/Photo Galleries:
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Academy Awards 1958 -
Best Original Score: Dimitri Tiomkin
USA Today - 07/19/1996
"...Spencer Tracy stars, narrates and even got an Oscar nomination....Some of James Wong Howe's photography is lovely..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
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.
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.
High Seas |
Personal Triumph |
- 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.