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For Whom the Bell Tolls

1943 Rated NR 2hr 46m

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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Movie Details

1944 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
1944 Academy Award®
  • Best Supporting Actress: Katina Paxinou
  • Best Actress nominee: Ingrid Bergman
  • Best Supporting Actor nominee: Akim Tamiroff
  • Best Music Score nominee
  • Best Film Editing nominee
  • Best Actor nominee: Gary Cooper
  • Best Art Direction Color nominee
  • Best Picture nominee
  • Best Cinematography Color nominee
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1


Spanish (Neutral), French

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono

Other 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.