|8:50 p.m.||The Snows of Kilimanjaro|
Henry King (U.S., 1952)
This flavorful Hemingway adaptation spans the globe from 1950s Africa to 1920s Paris and 1930s Spain, and back again, as it follows the recollections of a hard-drinking writer (Peck) on death’s door during an African safari. As the macho artist reflecting on a lifetime of drinking, hunting, and womanizing, Peck uses his full range of masculine charms to convince as a Spanish Civil War fighter and Countess’s boy-toy, big-game hunter and bohemian writer. Susan Hayward and Ava Gardner provide the love interests and foils, while Bernard Herrmann supplies the film’s powerful score.
• Written by Casey Robinson, based on a story by Ernest Hemingway. Photographed by Leon Shamroy. With Susan Hayward, Ava Gardner, Hildegarde Neff, Leo G. Carroll. (113 mins, Color, 35mm, From Criterion/Twentieth-Century Fox)