The Old Man and the Sea

The Old Man and the Sea (1958)

SPENCER TRACY in his most suspenseful role...ERNEST HEMINGWAY'S story of Heroism...Defeat...Victory!

  • Genre: Adventure, Drama
  • Release Date: 1958-10-07
  • User Rating: 6.5/10 from 123 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 26min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Leland Hayward Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: John Sturges
star 6.5/10
From 123 Ratings


Santiago is an aging, down-on-his-luck, Cuban fisherman who, after catching nothing for nearly 3 months, hooks a huge Marlin and struggles to land it far out in the Gulf Stream.

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  • Spencer Tracy

    as The Old Man
  • Felipe Pazos

    as Manolin, the Boy
  • Harry Bellaver

    as Martin, the Cafe Bartender
  • Don Diamond

    as Cafe Proprietor (uncredited)
  • Mary Hemingway

    as Tourist (uncredited)
  • Joey Ray

    as Gambler (uncredited)
  • Mauritz Hugo

    as Gambler (uncredited)
  • Tony Rosa

    as Gambler (uncredited)
  • Don Blackman

    as Arm Wrestler
Editing Arthur P. Schmidt Editor
Sound Dimitri Tiomkin Original Music Composer
Camera Floyd Crosby Director of Photography
Directing John Sturges Director
Camera James Wong Howe Director of Photography
Writing Ernest Hemingway Novel
Writing Peter Viertel Screenplay
Production Leland Hayward Producer