Film: A Farewell to Arms


Location: Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Directed by Frank Borzage 
With Gary Cooper, Helen Hayes, Adolphe Menjou 
Not Rated, 88 minutes, DCP 
In this ravishing adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's legendary novel, Gary Cooper stars as Lt. Frederic Henry, a young ambulance driver for the Italian army in WWI, more interested in chasing women than the enemy. When seeking cover during an air raid, he encounters Nurse Catherine Barkley (Helen Hayes). They fall in love, but the war keeps wrenching them apart. Forced to choose between love and battle, Frederic faces a decision that tests him morally and spiritually, and leads to one of the most rapturously romantic endings of all time.
Free for ND students.