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From Here to Eternity (1953)

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In 1941 Hawaii, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second in command are falling in love.

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It's 1941. Robert E. Lee Prewitt has requested Army transfer and has ended up at Schofield in Hawaii. His new captain, Dana Holmes, has heard of his boxing prowess and is keen to get him to represent the company. However, 'Prew' is adamant that he doesn't box anymore, so Captain Holmes gets his subordinates to make his life a living hell. Meanwhile Sergeant Warden starts seeing the captain's wife, who has a history of seeking external relief from a troubled marriage. Prew's friend Maggio has a few altercations with the sadistic stockade Sergeant 'Fatso' Judson, and Prew begins falling in love with social club employee Lorene. Unbeknownst to anyone, the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor looms in the distance. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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captain | boxing | hawaii | love | sergeant | See more »

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15 October 1953 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

De aquí a la eternidad  »

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$1,650,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Tied with Gone with the Wind (1939) for the most Oscars won by a single film up to that point in time - eight. By coincidence, both films feature George Reeves in small roles. See more »

Goofs

Saluting is done incorrectly and at improper times by many characters - Prewitt salutes Captain Holmes indoors and with his cover (hat) off; several characters salute by placing the blade of their hand to the center of their forehead, etc. See more »

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Angelo Maggio: Only my friends can call me a little wop!
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Music by Queen Liliuokalani
Sung by Liselotte Malkowsky
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Maybe Donna Reed's Best Movie
31 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"From Here To Eternity" takes place right before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Thus, it's really not a war movie. Actually its more of a soap opera with Burt Lancaster putting the make on Deborah Kerr and Frank Sinatra having a fight with Ernest Borgnine and Montgomery Clift having a tryst with Donna Reed, which brings me to the element of the movie that I really liked: Donna Reed's character. In the movie Donna Reed plays a prostitute who wants to earn enough money to go home, but by the end of the movie circumstances have transformed her from cynical prostitute to fiancé and bereaved victim who has lost her man, and for whom things would never be the same. To me, this is what a good movie is all about - powerful and compelling character development within the context of a story that is credible and makes sense.


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