The Adventures of Martin Eden

The Adventures of Martin Eden is a 1942 black-and-white adventure film directed by Sidney Salkow and starring Glenn Ford and Claire Trevor. It is based on Jack London's novel Martin Eden (1909).

The Adventures of Martin Eden
Ian MacDonald in 'The Adventures of Martin Eden'
Directed bySidney Salkow
Produced bySamuel Bronston
B.P. Schulberg
Written byW. L. River
Jack London
StarringGlenn Ford
Claire Trevor
CinematographyFranz Planer
Edited byAl Clark
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • February 22, 1942 (1942-02-22)
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUnited States


Martin Eden (Glenn Ford) wants to be a writer but embarks as a sailor on a merchant ship. A storm hits the ship, which sinks. Martin escapes and decides to write about the experience.



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