The Sun Also Rises

Lavish but lifeless adaptation of Hemingway's novel about the 'lost generation' of expatriates who hung out in Paris after WWI. King's plodding direction and the miscasting of Power as the impotent, thrill-seeking hero are major handicaps. Singer/actress Greco's sympathetic prostitute is a scene-stealer, Gardner is stunning as the lubricious aristo whom Power falls for, and Flynn - in his penultimate screen role - is delightfully self-mocking. Even so, only the occasional sequence, such as the running of the bulls at Pamplona, achieves any real excitement.

Release details

Duration: 129 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Henry King
Screenwriter: Peter Viertel
Cast: Mel Ferrer
Marcel Dalio
Tyrone Power
Errol Flynn
Henry Daniell
Juliet Greco
Ava Gardner
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