The Old Man and the Sea Script

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Director:John Sturges
Written by:Ernest Hemingway (Novel), Peter Viertel (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Santiago is an aging, down-on-his-luck, Cuban fisherman who, after catching nothing for nearly 3 months, hooks a huge Marlin and struggles to land it far out in the Gulf Stream.

The Sun Also Rises Script

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Director:Henry King
Written by:Ernest Hemingway (Novel), Peter Viertel (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:A group of disillusioned American expatriate writers live a dissolute, hedonistic lifestyle in 1920's France and Spain.


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Director:Mark Robson
Written by:Peter Viertel (Story), Daniel Mainwaring (Screenplay), Hugo Butler (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Rancher Clay and his brother, Steve, head out across the Sonora mountain pass, followed by Lednov, an ex-con seeking revenge on Clay for putting him behind bars. Clay and Steve unexpectedly cross paths with a group of dance hall girls -- including Mary, Marcia and Helen -- whose stagecoach has broken down, and help them get to the nearest ranch, where Lednov unfortunately catches up to Clay.

White Hunter Black Heart

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Director:Clint Eastwood
Written by:Peter Viertel (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:A thinly fictionalized account of a legendary movie director, whose desire to hunt down an animal turns into a grim situation with his movie crew in Africa


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Director:Alfred Hitchcock
Written by:Peter Viertel (Screenplay), Joan Harrison (Screenplay), Dorothy Parker (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Aircraft factory worker, Barry Kane goes on the run across the United States when he is wrongly accused of starting a fire that killed his best friend.