The Sun Also Rises (1957)





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For its time, The Sun Also Rises was a reasonably frank and faithful adaptation of the 1926 Ernest Hemingway novel. Its main concession to Hollywood formula was the casting of star players who were all too old to convincingly portray Hemingway's "Lost Generation" protagonists. Tyrone Power heads the cast as American news correspondent Jake Barnes, who, after incurring a injury in WW I that has rendered him impotent, relocates to Paris to escape his troubles. Barnes links up with several other lost souls, including the nymphomaniacal Lady Brett Ashley (Ava Gardner), irresponsible drunkard Mike Campbell (Errol Flynn) and perennial hangers-on Robert Cohn (Mel Ferrer) and Bill Gorton (Eddie Albert). In their never-ending search for new thrills, Barnes and his cohorts trundle off to Spain, where they participate in the annual Pamplona bull run and act as unofficial "sponsors" of handsome young matador Pedro Romero (played by future film executive Robert Evans). Additionally, Lady Brett pursues a romance with Jake, despite her engagement to the dissolute Campbell. Filmed on location in Pamplona, Paris, Biarritz and Mexico, The Sun Also Rises was budgeted at $5 million; like many "big" pictures of the era, it tended to be hollow and draggy at times. The film's best performance is delivered by Errol Flynn, though it can be argued that, in taking on the role of the hedonistic, hard-drinking, burned-out Mike Campbell, he was merely playing himself. A vastly inferior version of The Sun Also Rises was produced for television in 1984.
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Tyrone Power
as Jake Barnes
Ava Gardner
as Lady Brett Ashley
Errol Flynn
as Mike Campbell
Mel Ferrer
as Robert Cohn
Eddie Albert
as Bill Gorton
Gregory Ratoff
as Count Mippipopolous
Juliette Greco
as Georgette
Henry Daniell
as Doctor
Danik Patisson
as The Girl
Robert Evans
as Pedro Romero
Rebeca Iturbide
as Frances Cohn
Eduardo Noriega
as Mr. Braddock
Jacqueline Evans
as Mrs. Braddock
Carlos Muzquiz
as Montoya
Pedro Romero
as Robert Evans
Carlos David Ortigos
as Manager of Romero
Lilia Guízar
as English Girl
Lee Morgan
as American at Bullfight
Ninos Cantoros De Morelia
as Boy Choir Group
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Femme Fatale Lady Brett (Eva Gardner)travels with an Entourage of Admirers, she enjoys a Love them & Leave Them lifestyle with Bullfighters, Millionaires, & the Poor Souls who follow her around the World just to be near her.Visually Stunning Locations & Events that include the Running with the Bulls in Spain & Bullfights.I Love this book & this Movie takes liberties, but I love this Movie too.

Marilee Aschwanden
Marilee Aschwanden

A great cast cannot hide that most are 20 - 30 years older than Hemingway's reflection on damaged humanity pretending wholeness calls for. As well many of Hemingway's subtleties are neutered or cast away altogether. Still interesting ... especially Flynn's turn as basically himself - after the party's over.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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It's not dreadful but everybody is too old and it drags.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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