The Old Man and the Sea

Director: John Sturges
Year Released: 1958
Rating: 1.0

Doomed from the start: who, after finishing the book, ever thinks, "That would make a great film!" (aside from Sturges and his crew). Spencer Tracy, when not reading ¾ of the novel as narration, pretends to reel in what looks like stock footage of a giant marlin. He tries his damnedest, but the book should have been left alone. Hollywood was never able to capture Hemingway properly.