Sunday Feature is a Documentary programme.
Adam Smith traces Ernest Hemingway's brutal and brilliant short story from its birth in gangster-era Chicago, through its Hollywood afterlife as a noir classic to its strange status as Ronald Reagan's last movie. Adam traces how a colourful cast of characters turned this short and sharp story into two very different movies: the 1946 version starring Burt Lancaster and Ava Gardner and the 1964 film, starring Ronald Reagan and directed by Don Siegel. Adam explores how Reagan, a failing actor, ended up playing a role that caught the delicate moral line between playing by the rules and doing whatever it took to get rich.
Running Time: 45 minutes (approx)
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