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From Here to Eternity (1953)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, War | 28 August 1953 (USA)
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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.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Sgt. Milton Warden
... Robert E. Lee Prewitt
... Karen Holmes
... Alma aka Lorene
... Angelo Maggio
... Capt. Dana Holmes
... Sgt. Leva
... Mazzioli
... Sgt. 'Fatso' Judson
... Corp. Buckley
... Sgt. Ike Galovitch
... Sal Anderson
Tim Ryan ... Sgt. Pete Karelsen
Arthur Keegan ... Treadwell
... Mrs. Kipfer
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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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28 August 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

De aquí a la eternidad  »

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Budget:

$1,650,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$30,500,000
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Early in the film, Montgomery Clift's character complains to one of his fellow soldiers that he doesn't understand Warden, the character portrayed by Burt Lancaster. The irony here is that Clift is directing the line to actor Jack Warden. See more »

Goofs

When Pearl Harbor is under attack, a torpedo is launched at at model battleship which is moving. The only battleship that got underway during the attack was the USS Nevada. However, the Nevada didn't move until after the USS Arizona exploded, which was shown in the movie after the model battleship scene. See more »

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Sergeant Maylon Stark: Leva tells me you've been eyeing the Captain's wife like a hound dog at hunting time.
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Opening credits prologue: SCHOFIELD BARRACKS HAWAII 1941 See more »

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References At Land (1946) See more »

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Aloha Oe
(1908) (uncredited)
Music by Queen Liliuokalani
Sung by Liselotte Malkowsky
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The definitive Pearl Harbor film
26 October 2001 | by 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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