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Director: John Sturges     Starring: Spencer Tracy
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Format: DVD
Sku: 215989967
UPC: 883929143504
UPC 14: 00883929143504
Rating: NR
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Editor's Note
John Sturges's adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's short novel, often regarded as an allegory of the latter part of the writer's career, stars Spencer Tracy as Santiago, an aged Cuban fisherman who has been nearly three months without a significant haul. Heaped with ridicule by other fisherman, he once again pushes off in his decrepit ketch, hoping that this trip will finally bring success. After a time at sea he hooks a powerful marlin that drags the man's tiny craft for a couple of days. Santiago engages in an epic battle with the monster, his hands nearly cut to ribbons as he's pushed to the limit of his dwindling strength. At rest during lulls in this war, he has dreams of his stronger and younger self, only to awaken to reality. At length, through guile, experience, and endurance, he lands the hefty marlin with a harpoon and secures him to the side of his boat. But a new danger arises, in the form of a school of hungry sharks that attacks the boat, attempting to seize his catch. Tracy's work is memorable in this stagy adaptation of the well-loved literary work.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 11/26/2014
Video Play Time Running Time: 86 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1958
Video UPC UPC: 00883929143504
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Felipe Pazos
Video Cast Info Tony Rosario
Video Cast Info Spencer Tracy
Video Cast Info Mauritz Hugo
Video Cast Info Don Blackman
Video Cast Info Don Diamond
Video Cast Info Harry Bellaver
Video Cast Info J. Ray
Video Cast Info Peter Viertel - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Dimitri Tiomkin - Composer
Video Cast Info Art Loell - Art Director
Video Cast Info Tom Tutwiler - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Edward Carrere - Art Director
Video Cast Info Floyd Crosby - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info James Wong Howe - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Arthur P. Schmidt - Editor
Video Cast Info Leland Hayward - Producer
Video Cast Info Lamar Boren - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info John Sturges - Director
Plot Summary
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.

Professional Reviews

USA Today
"...Spencer Tracy stars, narrates and even got an Oscar nomination....Some of James Wong Howe's photography is lovely..." 07/19/1996 p.3D

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