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Thumbnail for The Old Man and the Sea (1958) The Old Man and the Sea (1958)

Basics Critics:61Viewers:65Rusty:76
Category: DramaSub-Category: drama filmNarrative location: Cuba, CaribbeanRuntime: 86 minutesColor: colorLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesFilming location: PeruDirector: John SturgesScreenwriter: Peter ViertelMusic: Dimitri TiomkinCinematography: James Wong Howe, Floyd Crosby, Lamar BorenStars: Spencer Tracy, Don Diamond, Don Alvarado, Carlos Rivero, Ernest Hemingway, Mary Welsh HemingwayProducer: Warner Bros., Leland HaywardAwards won: Academy Award for Best Original Dramatic or Comedy Score (Dimitri Tiomkin)Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Actor (Spencer Tracy)
Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Color (James Wong Howe)
Award details: (details at IMDb)

Based on one of Hemingway's most famous works, it centers upon Santiago, an aging, down on his luck Cuban fisherman. After catching nothing for nearly 3 months, he hooks a huge Marlin and struggles to land it far out in the Gulf Stream.

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