The Old Man and the Sea
Oscar nominee Spencer Tracy stars in this adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's novella, a classic tale of man vs. nature, directed by John Sturges. After three months without a catch, an aging Cuban angler hooks a giant marlin far off the coast. For two days, the great fish tows the boat, stirring deep compassion in his captor. The exhausted fisherman finally lands his catch, fighting off bloodthirsty sharks as he sails back to shore.
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- John Sturges
- This movie is
- 1959 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
- 1959 Academy Award®
- Best Actor nominee: Spencer Tracy
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1, Pan-and-Scan 1.33:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: PCM Mono, French: PCM MonoOther features
Color; region 1 encoded; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; filmography; "Hemingway: The Legend and the Sea" documentary; closed captioned.
The Old Man and the SeaClose
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