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Byline: Terry Lawson
A famous anecdote about Ernest Hemingway and his relationship to the movie business had him claiming that his involvement with movie versions of his novels extended only to his throwing his manuscripts over the California state line; he was not responsible for whatever happened after that.
But while Papa disavowed paternity for the films based on books, he got off easier than most authors of his era.
The new box set "The Ernest Hemingway Classics Collection" (Fox, $69.98) does not contain the best Hemingway adaptation _ the first, 1944 adaptation of "To Have and Have Not" or "The Old Man and the Sea," for which Spencer Tracy won a best actor Oscar. But it does have the more-than-respectable 1957 production of "The Sun Also Rises" (3 stars) directed by Henry King, and starring the virile and Oscar-nominated Errol Flynn.
The same director's even better 1952 …