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The Snows of Kilimanjaro

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Original title
The Snows of Kilimanjaro
Year
Running time
117 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Casey Robinson (Novel: Ernest Hemingway)
Music
Bernard Herrmann
Cinematography
Leon Shamroy
Cast
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Producer
20th Century Fox
Genre
Adventure | Africa. Spanish Civil War. 1930s
Movie Groups
Ernest Hemingway Adaptations
New
Synopsis / Plot
As writer Harry Street lays gravely wounded from an African hunting accident he feverishly reflects on what he perceives as his failures at love and writing. Through his delirium he recalls his one true love Cynthia Green who he lost by his obsession for roaming the world in search of stories for his novels. Though she is dead Cynthia continues to haunt Street's thoughts. In spite of one successful novel after another, Street feels he has compromised his talent to ensure the success of his books, making him a failure in his eyes. His neglected wife Helen tends to his wounds, listens to his ranting, endures his talk of lost loves, and tries to restore in him the will to fight his illness until help arrives. Her devotion to him makes him finally realize that he is not a failure. With his realization of a chance for love and happiness with Helen, he regains his will to live.
Awards
1952: 2 Nominations for Oscar: Best Cinematography (Color), Art Direction color
1952: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1952: National Board of Review: Top Best Films
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