UltimateMovieRankings’s review published on Letterboxd:
Why I watched this movie? This has a great cast....Tyrone Power, Errol Flynn, Ava Gardner, Mel Ferrer and Eddie Albert all have pretty big parts in this one.
What is this one about? A group of disillusioned American expatriate writers live a dissolute, hedonistic lifestyle in 1920's France and Spain.
My thoughts on this one? Despite the talented cast...this is a mess of a movie. Based on an Ernest Hemingway work....the movie pretty much turns into a bull fighting documentary about 45 minutes in. Ferrer character is very unlikeable. I did not buy Gardner as the women all men fall in love with. Powers looks very old and tired in this one. Albert is funny. Errol Flynn has the best part in the movie....but that is not enough to save this movie. Final thought: This is a long boring movie that does not really cover any ground. About the only reason to see this movie is to see these acting legends in a movie together.
This is ranked 25th of 50 Flynn movies on my Errol Flynn Movie Page. www.ultimatemovierankings.com/errol-flynn-movies/