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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.



(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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Complete credited cast:
Sgt. Ike Galovitch
Sal Anderson
Tim Ryan ...
Arthur Keegan ...
Mrs. Kipfer


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:

28 August 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

De aquí a la eternidad  »


Box Office


$1,650,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)


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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Gloria Grahame--who had made a career playing prostitutes--was initially earmarked for the role that ultimately won Donna Reed an Oscar. See more »


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: Rose, do you know why I like to have you serve me beer? So as I can watch you when you walk away.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: SCHOFIELD BARRACKS HAWAII 1941 See more »


Referenced in SpongeBob SquarePants: Bummer Vacation/Wigstruck (2006) See more »


Music by Randy Oness
Lyrics by Jack Pitman
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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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