Surrealist film critic Ado Kyrou writes of this 1932 film that director Frank Borzage “changed the impersonal and distant tone of Hemingway’s novel and imbued it with a passionate warmth.” That’s an understatement—Borzage’s passionate spirituality washes over this simple tale of a soldier (Gary Cooper) who deserts during World War I to be reunited with the woman he loves (Helen Hayes). As in all Borzage films, the triumph of love comes at a terrible physical cost, but the final sequences are among the most moving in all his work.