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From Here to Eternity (1953)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, War | 19 October 1953 (Brazil)
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In Hawaii in 1941, 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.



(screen play), (based upon the novel by)
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Won 8 Oscars. Another 14 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »



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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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Release Date:

19 October 1953 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

De aquí a la eternidad  »

Box Office


$1,650,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System) (5.0) (L-R)


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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


One of two Academy Award Best Picture winners to receive nominations in all four acting categories. The other is Mrs. Miniver (1942). See more »


The hairdos of the women are from 1953 rather than from 1941. See more »


Robert E. Lee "Prew' Prewitt: Well, what am I? I'm a private no-class dogface. The way most civilians look at that, that's two steps up from nothin'.
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Aloha Oe
(1908) (uncredited)
Music by Queen Liliuokalani
Sung by Liselotte Malkowsky
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8 December 2003 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

I was a kid when I first saw the movie. All I remembered is the beach scene, and I thought it was a lot longer in duration than it actually is. I went to see the re-release this week. Wow! Has this movie held up! The few chauvinistic remarks directed at women would not be acceptable today but reflect how things were at that time. This is a top-notch film in every way! The acting by the stellar cast is close to perfection (Sinatra, Lancaster, Kerr, Borgnine, Clift--I rate them in that order, but they're all excellent). The plot has huge forward momentum, particularly when we see the page on the calendar. This is a classic! See it again!

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