Reflections of Romance

Jan 10, 2019

8pm  THE SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO - Drama (1952) The life of celebrated American writer Harry Street (Gregory Peck) flashes back before his eyes as he lies dying from a wound suffered at the foot of Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro. Based on the short story by Ernest Hemingway. 

"The Snows of Kilimanjaro" is a short story, considered to be one of Ernest Hemingway's best works, along with "The Sun also Rises" and "For Whom the Bell Tolls". Gregory Peck plays Harry Green, the writer/adventurer, who while on safari in Africa with his wife, Helen (Susan Hayward) injures his leg, and appears to be dying of a gangrenous infection. While laying on a cot, he reflects back over his life and the film story is told in flashback. The flashbacks are mostly about Greens failed and successful romances with Cynthia (Gardner); Helen (Hayward) and Countess Elizabeth (Hildegard Knef).