A 1958, American adventurous and drama film, The old mand and the sea, directed by John Sturges and produced by Leyland Hayward. The film got produced under Warner Bros. Productions.
The film is based on or basically an adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s novel named The old man and the sea. It was premiered on 7th October 1958 and was officially got its release on 11th October 1958 in the United States.
The film includes Felipe Pazos Jr. as Manolin, Joey ray as a Gambler, Spencer Tracy as The old man, Harry Bellaver as Martin, Richard Alameda as a gambler, Robert Alderette as a gambler, Tony Rosa as a gambler, Don Alvarado as a waiter, Don Diamond as Cafe Proprietor, Carlos Rivero as a gambler, Don Blackman as Arm Wrestler, Mary Hemingway as a tourist, Mauritz Hugo as a gambler, Mike Morelli as a gambler, Jose Portugal as a gambler, and George Nardelli as a gambler as its main cast.
The crew of the film includes Dimitri Tiomkin as music director, Arthur P. Schmidt & Folmar Blangsted as film editors, James Wong Howe as the cinematographer of the film, and there are many other crew members including assistant director, makeup advisor, and many more.
The film features an old man who is a Cuban Fisherman. He has not gone a single fish for the last 84 days. He has no friends except a young teenage boy named Jabby.
Later in regards to helping the old man, Jabby got barred by his father. Many of the people laugh and make fun of him while some say that he can’t catch fish as he is too old for fishing. On his 85th day out, the old man decided to hook a huge marlin and brought out of the shore. The fish portrayed in the film is caught by the old man after fighting for about three days and night.
This trial of physical, emotional and mental courage made him the man with a worth. Even after hearing from many people, he was happy and was encouraged enough by a young boy’s love and faith in him.
The marlin he caught reminded him of his past days when he used to catch fishes and his high points ofsuccess. But at the end when he was returning to his village many sharks were behind him because of that fish they were feeding on.
The story teaches us never give up by hearing other people, don’t lose hope and try till your last limit. The old man did the same and finally caught the huge fish than ever.
The film, The old man and the sea was an amazing movie. It’s storyline, cinematography, filming, and most of all the old man and that young boy took my heart away. People loved the way the boy loved the old man and trusted him. The old man was so kind and lovely.
The film’s music director won an award for Best Original Score in the Academy Award for the film. The film was also got nominated for Best Actor(Tracy) and Best Color Choreography(Howe).
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