A Farewell to Arms Reviews
Yet, it doesn't feel like a classic. The romance seems trite and contrived. Overly schmaltzy and sometimes just plain dull.
The acting is patchy. Gary Cooper is okay, but Helen Hayes' performance is quite flat. Most entertaining performance comes from Adolphe Menjou as Rinaldi.
It was probably quite good in its time, and might well be regarded as one of the first anti-war movies, but it now feels quite dated.