From here to eternity

United States, 1953

Film
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A searing indictment of military life, where one walks the line or pays the price. In a peacetime army camp in Hawaii, the commander’s wife, Deborah Kerr, and career soldier, Burt Lancaster, risk everything in a love affair that could destroy them. Persecuted by his peers, hard-headed Prewitt (Montgomery Clift) wants to settle down with prostitute Donna Reed, but she yearns for a better life. Prewitt’s only friend, Frank Sinatra, stands up to sadistic guard, Ernest Borgnine, and pays the ultimate price. The film culminates in an explosive climax on December 7, 1941, with the attack on Pearl Harbour. “From Here to Eternity” is a riveting drama, considered one of Hollywood’s greatest achievements. Based on the novel by James Jones.

Credits

producer

Buddy Adler

production company

Columbia

Duration

01:54:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1953

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302409

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Adaptations

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Sadism in moving pictures

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Adultery

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Masochism

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Sadism

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Sadism in moving pictures

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Masochism

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Sadism

Literature → American literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

War films

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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