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From Here to Eternity (1953)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Romance, War  |  15 October 1953 (Australia)
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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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Storyline

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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Drama | Romance | War

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15 October 1953 (Australia)  »

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De aquí a la eternidad  »

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$1,650,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System) (5.0) (L-R)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In one scene where Montgomery Clift had to play drunk, he was far too intoxicated to pull it off. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the film, the hairs on Prewitt's chest are plainly visible when the top of his shirts are open, but when he's shown without a shirt in Alma's house, all his chest hair has been shaved, which was the usual practice in 1950s Hollywood films. See more »

Quotes

Sergeant Milton Warden: [as Captain Holmes walks out the door] He'd strangle in his own spit if he didn't have me around to swab out his throat for him.
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Referenced in You Bet Your Life: Episode #9.22 (1959) See more »

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Re-enlistment Blues
(1953)
by James Jones, Fred Karger, Robert Wells
Sung by men in the barracks twice
Played often in the score
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The definitive Pearl Harbor film
26 October 2001 | by (Las Vegas, NV) – See all my reviews

Michael Bay's "Pearl Harbor" is so inferior in every aspect of filmmaking to "From Here to Eternity" that the two films shouldn't even be mentioned in the same sentence together. "From Here to Eternity" boasts an absolutely legendary cast that delivers one of the finest composite performances of all time. Just try comparing Burt Lancaster and Montgomery Clift to Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett - not even close to a fair fight. Throw in Frank Sinatra in an Oscar winning supporting role and you've got a classic that truly stands the test of time. The tight script portrays real, fleshed-out relationships that are equal parts passionate and tragic. And both Deborah Kerr and Donna Reed are luminous. For some reason this film gets ignored or forgotten when the greatest films of all time are mentioned; all you need to do is watch it again after "Pearl Harbor" and you'll realize what a mistake that is. "From Here to Eternity" easily stands with the greatest films in history.


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