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The Sun Also Rises

In undertaking the transmutation into screen fare of the novel which first escalatored Ernest Hemingway to renown, producer Darryl F. Zanuck doesn't gloss over key plot twist that Tyrone Power plays an impotent newspaperman in frustrated love with Ava Gardner, who plays Lady Brett Ashley. But the script drags along their 'love affair' instead of propelling it. Thus the yarn never comes off either as a love story or a definitive study of the 'lost generation'.

With:
Tyrone Power Ava Gardner Mel Ferrer Errol Flynn Eddie Albert Juliette Greco

In undertaking the transmutation into screen fare of the novel which first escalatored Ernest Hemingway to renown, producer Darryl F. Zanuck doesn’t gloss over key plot twist that Tyrone Power plays an impotent newspaperman in frustrated love with Ava Gardner, who plays Lady Brett Ashley. But the script drags along their ‘love affair’ instead of propelling it. Thus the yarn never comes off either as a love story or a definitive study of the ‘lost generation’.

Performances are mixed. Power is on the wooden side, his character never wholly believable. Gardner turns in a far more sympathetic and credible performance. Mel Ferrer never quite achieves the hangdog aspect required of his role. Errol Flynn and Eddie Albert turn in topflight characterizations as drunken members of the gambling expatriates. Flynn registers especially well.

The Sun Also Rises

Production: 20th Century-Fox. Director Henry King; Producer Darryl F. Zanuck; Screenplay Peter Viertel; Camera Leo Tover; Editor William Mace; Music Hugo Friedhofer; Art Director Lyle R. Wheeler, Mark-Lee Kirk

Crew: (Color) Widescreen. Extract of a review from 1957. Running time: 129 MIN.

With: Tyrone Power Ava Gardner Mel Ferrer Errol Flynn Eddie Albert Juliette Greco

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