Three by Frank Borzage

Three by Frank Borzage

2 Episodes

Golden-age Hollywood’s great romanticist, Frank Borzage directed over one hundred films in a career that stretched from 1913 to 1961. Renowned for his sensitive touch, humanist sincerity, and unparalleled ability to cast a spell of dreamy eroticism, his films are ecstatic paeans to exalted love frequently informed by his pacifist worldview. Made at the height of Borzage’s powers, these early jewels—a swooning Depression-era love story starring Spencer Tracy and Loretta Young, a deliriously romantic Hemingway adaptation, and a unique and unforgettable antiwar allegory—are among the master director’s finest works.

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Three by Frank Borzage
  • Farran Smith Nehme on Frank Borzage

    Episode 1

    In this interview recorded in 2019, critic Farran Smith Nehme discusses director Frank Borzage’s obsession with romantic love.

  • A Farewell to Arms

    Episode 2

    Directed by Frank Borzage • 1932 • United States
    Starring Gary Cooper, Helen Hayes, Adolphe Menjou

    Classic Hollywood’s arch-poet of romantic mysticism, Frank Borzage, transforms Ernest Hemingway’s classic novel into a feverish paean to the transcendent power of love. Gary Cooper is the troubl...