Cinema: The New Pictures: Dec. 19, 1932

A Farewell to Arms (Paramount) will disappoint only those pessimists who, hearing about the difficulties that cropped up during the adaptation of Author Hemingway's sad novel and remembering that it made a wretched play, expected it to be a classic botch. But the picture emerges as a compelling and beautifully imagined piece of work, brilliantly directed by Frank Borzage, acted to perfection by Gary Cooper — whose numb mannerisms are pre cisely appropriate to his role — and by Helen Hayes, whose performance is certainly as good as her work in The Sin...

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