The Snows of Kilimanjaro is a film produced on the short story written by Ernest Hemingway, during 1952 by the American Technicolor film. The main storyline was based on the short story, while it was directed by Henry King, while written by Casey Robinson. The movie had a star line-up, where Gregory Peck was played by Harry Street, Susan Hayward played Helen, and Ava Gardner was as Cynthia Green. The ending of the money is different from the Snows of Kilimanjaro published by Ernest Hemingway, as some twist was provided by the directors and writer of the movie. The movie was completed with a budget of $3,000,000, whereas the overall revenue collection of the movie was $12.5 million, which was four times the actual production cost of the movie. The revenues indicate the success of the movie and the name is created for the actors, actresses, directors, and essay writers of the movie.
The movie is considered to be one of the finest stories that were written by Hemingway which was published in the magazine in 1936 which in turn had relevant critical and commercial success upon the release of the friend and is considered as one of the second highest-grossing films of 1952. The movie was nominated for two Oscars and had entered the public domain there the story involved delusion from the paper writer where a tragic accident happened which forced The Hero two face slowly outside his tent. The whole incident of safari in Africa was built up by the character thought in the movie and put trade in it and its writings and the first novel of Harry was a hit due to the emotions and drama used in the novel.
The plot of the movie mainly revolves around the decisions that are made by Harry Street throughout his life before he finally realizes the actual love of his life. The movie indicates that after the massive success of the first novel produced by Harry, he insisted on going out to Africa with his lover Cynthia who was at that time pregnant with his baby and had a miscarriage due to the continuous journeys made by Harry in Africa. This further escalated the relations between Harry and Cynthia who later suffered depression and sink into alcoholism where she left Harry for another man and the main character went off for a job as a war correspondent. The plot further indicates that the overall life of Harry continued after Cynthia where he met a wealthy and socially connected Elizabeth with whom he lived his life while remaining loyal to the memories of his first love.
However, problems between Elizabeth and Harry were created by a letter from Cynthia who was in Spain due to some Spanish civil war situation. Harry left Elizabeth and went to Spain to join the Spanish civil war while hunting for his love in Spain, as he was not able to find Cynthia anywhere. Then a major turn up happened when during a battle, where Harry met Cynthia who was an ambulance driver and was critically wounded where both Harry and Cynthia were hurt due to the battles in the Spanish civil war. The story future indicates that Cynthia died after which Harry returned to Paris and met Helen the third woman in his life. One of the riddles that directly plagued the mind Harry was that he was not able to understand the meaning of the dried and frozen carcass of a leopard in a very high altitude, as he thought what was the leopard seeking. Answers to The riddle was presented by his mentor uncle Bill who indicated that the leopard went to a higher altitude in search of a scent that was false and became lost, which in turn lead to its death. However, Harry was not satisfied with the explanation and sorted different solutions by going to a safari in Kenya and learns the answer himself. The situation depicted by Harry in the novel regarding the infection and the death was directly played in the Safari where Harry was facing death while Helen was fighting the witch doctors and using all the measures to save Harry from the death that was released by an infection in his body. Thus, the plot ends when a medical party arrives by airplane and rescues Harry who then realizes that his love of life is Helen who sacrificed everything to help him which was not conducted by either Cynthia or Elizabeth.
After the production of the frame, there were many criticisms over the years where the lack of using actual locations and creating an appropriate environment for the movie the director faced many criticisms. The movie was a success in 1950 where many critics indicated that the movie was not aging well over the years, as it lacked adequate screenplay a and visualization of the whole plot was not appropriate and done in real life where the studio sets were more visible and it can be e discriminated between real and fake. The movie was a success but after a certain period of time, the movie did not help the overall craftsmanship and directions that were used in other movies while the lack of foresight led to the downfall of the movie in recent years.
This was one of the biggest hit movies during 1950 that was not considered a classic cinematography movie among the directors from which they could take inspiration and make new movies. The work was criticized and indicated that Hemingway did not put real thought into the movie while creating the no man's land, which was bizarre and did not provide any kind of authenticity to the viewers in the current age. The movie lacked an in-depth storyline, which would intrigue the upcoming directors and writers. The main reason for the success of the movie was the star-studded cast that directly boosted revenues of the movie, while it failed the test of time.