IA #76: A Farewell to Arms (1932)

 A Farewell to Arms (1932) on IMDb

The star power of Gary Cooper, Helen Hayes, and Adolphe Menjou, plus the original semi-autobiographical story from Ernest Hemingway, make A Farewell To Arms a lot more than a simple romance. It was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar and won Academy Awards for Best Cinematography and Best Sound.

The movie is about an ill-fated love affair between an American ambulance driver and an English nurse in Italy during World War I. Leonard Maltin gave it 3 (of 4) stars, but a relatively tepid reception from IMDb voters, perhaps reflecting that this 1932 version is a bit dated, kept it from ranking higher in the Internet Archive Top 100.