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For Whom the Bell Tolls

For Whom the Bell Tolls


by Ernest Hemingway

For Whom the Bell Tolls Resources

Movie or TV Productions

For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)

The original version of the film, made shortly after the release of the book. Hemingway was involved in the project, and struck a friendship with star Gary Cooper.

For Whom the Bell Tolls (1965)

A 1965 BBC miniseries.


"For Whom the Bell Tolls"—Metallica

Yes, Metallica did a song inspired by the book. This is the music video.

For Whom The Bell Tolls 1943 film trailer

The complete original trailer for the 1943 movie.

El Sordo's Last Stand

The famous hilltop battle of El Sordo's band as depicted in the 1943 film.

The Ending

The ending of the book, from the 1943 film.

Pilar Talks About Ugliness

Actress Katina Paxinou won an Oscar for her portrayal of Pilar in the 1943 film, which we get a taste of in this clip.


Clips of Adrian Sparks playing Ernest Hemingway in the one-man show "Papa." (Warning: a hefty dose of profanity here)


Hemingway at Work

A picture of the older Hemingway

Hemingway at Work, Take II

Another shot of Hemingway

Original Book Cover

Cover for the original 1940 edition of For Whom the Bell Tolls


1958 Interview

Link to a pdf of Hemingway's 1958 Paris Review interview.

New York Times Review

The original NYT review by J. Donald Adams, written in 1940.

Time Review

The original 1940 review from Time magazine.

Books of the Year

For Whom the Bell Tolls named one of Time's books of the year in 1940.


John Donne's Meditation XVII

The larger work out of which the epigraph is taken.

The Hemingway Resource Center

A very comprehensive Hemingway website.

Timeless Hemingway

A comprehensive Hemingway website with FAQ, quotes, biographical information, a wiki, a blog, and more.

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