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The Old Man and the Sea(1958)

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  • The Old Man and the Sea

    • Bruce C
    • 6/7/14

    A classic in literature and on film. For many, this film narrative does in part - what the book doesn't, allowing the follower to listen and enjoy the visual aid. The delightful voice of Tracy is wise within the descriptiveness of what the thoughts and feelings of the old fisherman are as he fights to maintain a hold on the behemoth marlin. He is fighting his own age, trying to maintain a measure of his youth while knowing he is a seasoned veteran - much like the fish. A battle to prepare for an outing, a battle to get to the fishing grounds, a battle with the fish and a battle to get it home. It would be a hard call today to claim Bogey could have done a better or lesser job had he been given the role - for hindsight is 20/20. Its a marvelous film. Having an understanding of it makes me realize, I actually did get something from my education. Sit back and WATCH.

  • Borrrrriiinnnnggggg..........

    • Rob
    • 2/14/14

    Yes boring at its peak.

  • Tedious...

    • Alekksey
    • 3/3/12

    I could not watch it all I admit; a plodding and uneven movie. Tracy is good but seems bored. The special effects are not very good by today's standards (how could they be?) and the scenes on the boat look fake. The voiceover throughout the film is awkward.

  • Too much voice-over narration

    • Jarrod McDonald
    • 5/26/10

    I feel like the producers are having Spencer Tracy read us the entire book! Plodding, uninspired.

  • Why hasn't The Old Man & The Sea been on?

    • Mike
    • 1/9/10

    This is a wonderful Spencer Tracy movie based on Hemmingway's book with beautiful photography! Why hasn't it been on? Does it need restoration?Is it available on Blu-Ray?

  • The Old Man and the Sea (1958)

    • Jay Higgins
    • 7/30/09

    A little disappointing but it is still a decent adaptation of the Ernest Hemingway novel. It's a simple story, nicely performed by Spencer Tracy. Well photographed.

  • A must see

    • Chuck
    • 7/27/08

    It has been years since I have seen this movie. Would love to see again before too late. Thank You

  • The Old Man and the Sea

    • Donna
    • 7/5/08

    Please. I would love to see this movie! Thank you.

  • The Old Man and the Sea

    • GRB
    • 6/29/08

    Please schedule this movie. I don't recall TCM ever showing this film

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