Many movies are based on literature and these four movies listed below are of no exception. These popular classic movies are based on short stories, so let's begin to look at the list and see which of these popular classics they are:
"The Killers," was first filmed in 1946 and then two other classic remakes were made, one was in 1956, and the other in 1964. "The Killers," was a short story that Ernest Hemingway wrote. The first one is the one that we're going to look at, it was directed by Robert Siodmak and it starred Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, and Edmond O'Brien.
The 1946 Christmas film, "It's A Wonderful Life" is probably one of the most popular Christmas movies to date. Some might not know that this popular James Stewart movie was based on a short story called, "The Greatest Gift." "The Greatest Gift," was written by Philip Van Doren Stern.
The 1934 comedy "It Happened One Night," was directed by Frank Capra and it starred Claudette Colbert, Clark Gable, and Walter Connolly. The romantic comedy was based on Samuel Hopkins Adams's short story, "Night Bus."
"All About Eve" is a very popular classic and Bette Davis movie. The 1950 drama had been directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and besides Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, and Celeste Holm starred in the movie. "All About Eve," was based on the short story, "The Wisdom of Eve." "The Wisdom of Eve," was written by Mary Orr.
So those were four classic movies that were based on short stories. Please feel free to share some of your own favorite classic movies that were based on short stories.