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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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Director:
Writers:
Daniel Taradash (screen play)
James Jones (based upon the novel by)
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Release Date:
15 October 1953 (Australia) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Pouring out of impassioned pages...brawling their way to greatness on the screen! See more »
Plot:
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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Awards:
Won 8 Oscars. Another 14 wins & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Monty Clift's greatest role? See more (138 total) »

Cast

  (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)
 
Stunts
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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Runtime:
118 min
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Language:
Color:
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)
Certification:
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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Trivia:
Montgomery Clift, Frank Sinatra and author James Jones were very close during the filming, frequently embarking on monumental drinking binges. Clift coached Sinatra on how to play Maggio during their more sober moments, for which Sinatra was eternally grateful.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During Sgt. Warden's visit (pretending to look for Capt. Holmes), Karen tells him that she will phone her husband and walks to the dining room. When she stands in the doorway, we see two chairs inside, on the left. In the next shot, they both enter the room and the chairs are not there.See more »
Quotes:
Karen Holmes:If you're looking for the captain, he isn't here.
Sergeant Milton Warden:[eyes Karen coyly] And if I'm not looking for him?
Karen Holmes:He still isn't here.
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Soundtrack:
Pennies from HeavenSee more »

FAQ

How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
Is 'From Here to Eternity' based on a book?
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25 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Monty Clift's greatest role?, 8 July 2003
Author: didi-5 from United Kingdom

Fred Zinnemann's epic about the lead-up to Pearl Harbor, featuring excellent performances from young Montgomery Clift and Donna Reed, a knockout role for Sinatra, and that roll in the surf for Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr.

From Here to Eternity is a potboiler which wears its heart on its sleeve. Would it have been the same with Joan Crawford instead of Kerr? Hard to say. I think the heart of the film is Clift, who gives perhaps his career best as ex-boxer Prewitt, the sensitive bugle player fighting his demons. Lancaster is a close second, a hard-boiled officer with no time for love.

One of the best of the 50s, and well worth watching.

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