• For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

Release Date: July 13th, 1943

DVD Release Date: November 17th, 1998

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 50 min

Plot Summary

In this adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's popular novel, idealistic American Robert Jordan (Gary Cooper) travels to Spain to join the guerrilla forces opposing dictator Francisco Franco. Jordan, who is given the dangerous task of blowing up a bridge that lies behind enemy lines, gets sidetracked when he falls for partisan Spanish girl María (Ingrid Bergman) at base camp. As Jordan's love for María grows, he begins to question his assignment, his politics and his place in this foreign war.

Cast: Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Katina Paxinou, Akim Tamiroff, Arturo de Cordova, Joseph Calleia, Vladimir Sokoloff, Mikhail Rasumny

Director: Sam Wood

Genres: Drama, Romance, Adventure

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Gripping, 1930s, Sacrifice, Love, Engaging, Love interest, Soldier, Emotional

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Awards

Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Actress
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Winner Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Film Editing
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Music (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)
Nominated Art Direction (Color)
Nominated Cinematography (Color)
Nominated Outstanding Motion Picture