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Cooper And Hemingway: The True Gen

Cooper And Hemingway: The True Gen

New York Times Critic’s Pick

"The work of these two men endures and so does what they stood for."
- Andy Webster, Film Critic - The New York Times

This critically acclaimed feature documentary tells the story of the extraordinary friendship of two of America’s most enduring icons, two-time Oscar winning actor, Gary Cooper, and the Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize winning author, Ernest Hemingway. “The true gen,” Hemingway’s shorthand for “genuine information,” offers a hint at how these two, who were opposites in many ways, developed such a close alliance. Narrated by Sam Waterston, and interweaving interviews with many luminaries, including Kirk Douglas, Charlton Heston, Elmore Leonard, and Patricia Neal, this biographical treasure will delight all who love the movies of “Coop” and the books of “Papa” and will ensure their indomitable spirits will remain everlasting. Voice of Ernest Hemingway: Len Cariou.


1 x 138 minutes


Written & Directed by John Mulholland.
Produced by Richard Zampella.
Narrated by Sam Waterston.


Special 2-Disc Blu-Ray Collector's Edition Now Available!


  • 16-page Collector's Fold-Out
  • 3 Hours of Additional Footage
  • Audio Commentary with Director John Mulholland
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