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From Here to Eternity -- 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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Daniel Taradash (screen play)
James Jones (based upon the novel by)
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Release Date:
15 October 1953 (Australia) See more »
Pouring out of impassioned pages...brawling their way to greatness on the screen! See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Won 8 Oscars. Another 14 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Burt Lancaster ... Sgt. Milton Warden

Montgomery Clift ... Robert E. Lee Prewitt

Deborah Kerr ... Karen Holmes

Donna Reed ... Alma aka Lorene

Frank Sinatra ... Angelo Maggio

Philip Ober ... Capt. Dana Holmes
Mickey Shaughnessy ... Sgt. Leva
Harry Bellaver ... Mazzioli

Ernest Borgnine ... Sgt. 'Fatso' Judson

Jack Warden ... Corp. Buckley
John Dennis ... Sgt. Ike Galovitch
Merle Travis ... Sal Anderson
Tim Ryan ... Sgt. Pete Karelsen
Arthur Keegan ... Treadwell
Barbara Morrison ... Mrs. Kipfer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Claude Akins ... Sgt. 'Baldy' Dhom (uncredited)
Vicki Bakken ... Suzanne (uncredited)
Margaret Barstow ... Roxanne (uncredited)
Henry Beau ... (uncredited)

Willis Bouchey ... Army Lieutenant Colonel (uncredited)
John Bryant ... Capt. G.R. Ross (uncredited)
Mary Carver ... Nancy (uncredited)
John L. Cason ... Cpl. Paluso (uncredited)
Mack Chandler ... Soldier (uncredited)
John Davis ... Soldier (uncredited)
Don Dubbins ... Pvt. Friday Clark - Bugler (uncredited)
Elaine DuPont ... (uncredited)
Moana Gleason ... Rose - Waitress in Enlisted Men's Club (uncredited)
Robert Healy ... Soldier (uncredited)
Douglas Henderson ... Cpl. Champ Wilson (uncredited)
June Horne ... Dance Hall Girl (uncredited)
James Jones ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Robert Karnes ... Sgt. Turp Thornhill (uncredited)
Manny Klein ... Trumpet Player (uncredited)
Edward Laguna ... Soldier (uncredited)
Carey Leverette ... Soldier (uncredited)
Weaver Levy ... Bartender (uncredited)
William Lundmark ... Bill (uncredited)
Freeman Lusk ... Col. Wood (uncredited)
Tyler McVey ... Maj. Stern (uncredited)
Kristine Miller ... Georgette - Lorene's Roommate (uncredited)
Patrick Miller ... Soldier (uncredited)
Robert Pike ... Maj. Bonds (uncredited)
Allen Pinson ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)

George Reeves ... Sergeant Maylon Stark (uncredited)
Joe Roach ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Fay Roope ... Gen. Slater (uncredited)
Delia Salvi ... Billie (uncredited)
Louise Saraydar ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Alvin Sargent ... Nair (uncredited)
Joseph Sargent ... Soldier (uncredited)
Joan Shawlee ... Sandra (uncredited)
Al Silvani ... Soldier Leaving New Congress Club (uncredited)

Angela Stevens ... Jean (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ... Military Guard (uncredited)
John Veitch ... Soldier (uncredited)
Guy Way ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Norman Wayne ... Soldier (uncredited)

Robert J. Wilke ... Sgt. Henderson (uncredited)
Jean Willes ... Annette - Club Receptionist (uncredited)
Norman Wright ... (uncredited)
Carleton Young ... Col. Ayres (uncredited)

Directed by
Fred Zinnemann 
Writing credits
Daniel Taradash (screen play)

James Jones (based upon the novel by)

Produced by
Buddy Adler .... producer
Original Music by
George Duning (background music)
Cinematography by
Burnett Guffey (director of photography)
Floyd Crosby (uncredited)
Film Editing by
William A. Lyon  (as William Lyon)
Casting by
Maxwell Arnow (uncredited)
Art Direction by
Cary Odell 
Set Decoration by
Frank Tuttle 
Costume Design by
Jean Louis (gowns)
Makeup Department
Clay Campbell .... makeup artist
Helen Hunt .... hair styles
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Earl Bellamy .... assistant director
Sound Department
Lodge Cunningham .... sound engineer
John P. Livadary .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
John L. Cason .... stunt double: John Dennis (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Irving Lippman .... still photographer (uncredited)
Val O'Malley .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Val O'Malley .... camera operator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Sati Tooray .... colorist (uncredited)
Music Department
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator
Morris Stoloff .... musical director
Michael Goldsen .... music consultant: Polynesian music (uncredited)
Johnny Williams .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Other crew
Kendall J. Fielder .... technical adviser (as Brig. Gen. Kendall J. Fielder Ret.)
Mushy Callahan .... boxing advisor (uncredited)
Walter Shenson .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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118 min
Black and White (archive footage) | Black and White
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
3 Channel Stereo (Westrex Recording System) (5.0) (L-R)
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Brazil:14 | Finland:K-16 | Germany:12 | Iceland:L | Japan:G (2014) | Netherlands:12 | Norway:16 | Portugal:M/12 | South Korea:15 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (re-rating) (2010) | UK:PG (video rating) (1988) | USA:TV-PG | USA:Approved (certificate #16582) | West Germany:16 (f)

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Shelley Winters turned down the role of Alma, as she had just given birth to her daughter Vittoria Gassman.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: As Warden and Prewitt walk across the street from G Co.'s orderly room to the supply room, the tire tracks of the moving camera dolly can be seen in the street to their right (screen left).See more »
Sergeant Milton Warden:[to Sgt. James 'Fatso' Judson, holding a broken beer bottle neck] O.K. Fatso, if it's killin' ya want, come on.See more »
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71 out of 92 people found the following review useful.
The definitive Pearl Harbor film, 26 October 2001
Author: John L. Pestka (jlp) from Las Vegas, NV

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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