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'The Snows of Kilimanjaro' DVD Gregory Peck (1952)

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The Snows of Kilimanjaro'DVD, Gregory Peck (1952), New & Sealed


Ernest Hemingway could never come to terms with Hollywood's preoccupation with The Happy Ending: he accepted the money for the screen rights to his short story The Snows of Kilimanjaro, but he could never bring himself to
watch it. Gregory Peck plays a character based, in decidedly unflattering fashion, on Hemingway crony F. Scott Fitzgerald. While hunting in the African mountains in the company of his faithful lady friend Susan Hayward, Peck is seriously wounded; in fact, it doesn't look as though he'll survive the night. In the few hours he has left, Peck reflects upon what he considers a wasted life. Having aspired to be the Great American Novelist, Peck has only turned out money-making drivel. The only time that he truly felt as though he'd made a contribution to the world was when he fought on the Loyalist side in Spain (this element isn't in the short story, but is drawn from Hemingway's own experiences). As for his lost romance with his late wife Ava Gardner, Peck still cannot figure out what went wrong. The Hemingway original ended with the Peck character dying from his wounds; producer Darryl F. Zanuck wouldn't hear of this, preferring that Peck survive with the resolve to write something of lasting value.

Production Note:

Director: Henry King

Starring:

Gregory Peck - Harry Street
Susan Hayward - Helen
Ava Gardner - Cynthia
Hildegarde Neff - Countess Liz
Leo G. Carroll - Uncle Bill
Salvador Baguez - Actor/Actress
Edward Colmans - Clerk
George Davis - Servant
Julian Rivero - Old Waiter



Coding: All Region Code / NTSC format

Video: 4:3 Fullscreen

Audio: Dolby Digital / AC-3 / 5.1 Surround Sound

Languages: English / Mandarin

Subtitles: Traditional Chinese / Simplify Chinese (All Removable)

Runtime: 117 Mins.






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