For Whom the Bell Tolls
Expatriate American schoolteacher Robert Jordan (Gary Cooper) fights alongside Communist insurgents during Spain's civil war in this adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's novel. As he waits to carry out his mission of blowing up a bridge behind enemy lines, Robert falls in love -- with Maria (Ingrid Bergman), a peasant girl who's joined the resistance. Katina Paxinou won an Oscar for her supporting role as the guerillas' gritty doyenne.
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- Sam Wood
- 1944 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
- Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
- 1944 Academy Award®
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral), FrenchClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
A quality Universal DVD with only the occasional transfer problem. There are several stills provided, and the original trailer, which edges this film up to Special Edition status. The film is complete -- including the film's overture and intermission music.
The print has some problems, (unavoidable with a film of this age) but the transfer also has some defects in the cave scenes.
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Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it