From Here to Eternity

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From Here to Eternity
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DVD Features:

  • Audio Commentary
  • Featurette: The Making of From Here To Eternity
  • Excerpt from "Fred Zinnemann: As I See It"
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Filmographies
  • Audio: English, French, Spanish & Portuguese
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 57 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: October 23, 2001
  • Originally Released: 1953
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Special Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Mono- English
    • Dolby Digital Mono- French
    • Dolby Digital Mono- Portuguese
    • Dolby Digital Mono- Spanish
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers
    • Audio Commentary: Tim Zinneman- Son of Director, Alvin Sargent- Featured Actor
    • Featurette:
      1. Making 0f FROM HERE TO ETERNITY
  • Interactive Features:
    • Scene Selection
    • Interactive Menus
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Production Notes
    • Talent Files

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , , &
Performer: , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by
Composition by
Art Direction by
Produced by
Director of Photography:

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"I never knew it could be like this."
  - Deborah Kerr to Burt Lancaster, on the beach

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1953 - Best Adapted Screenplay: Daniel Taradash
Academy Awards 1953 - Best Cinematography: Burnett Guffey
Academy Awards 1953 - Best Director: Fred Zinnemann
Academy Awards 1953 - Best Film Editing
Academy Awards 1953 - Best Picture
Academy Awards 1953 - Best Sound Recording
Academy Awards 1953 - Best Supporting Actor: Frank Sinatra
Academy Awards 1953 - Best Supporting Actress: Donna Reed

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh92%

Total Count: 53


User Ratings: 14,843
Rating: 3.5/5 -- Despite sliding into melodrama a bit too often, From Here to Eternity remains a decent film due to the strong performances of its Oscar-nominated cast. Full Review
We Got This Covered
Sep 30, 2013
It's the best-ever account of life in the peacetime army. Full Review
Observer (UK)
Feb 20, 2013
Rating: 4/5 -- The cast includes Frank Sinatra, Montgomery Clift and Ernest Borgnine, all of whom are fine, in what is essentially a melodrama.
London Evening Standard
Sep 29, 2010
Finely directed by Fred Zinnemann, this film, cynical and tough as it is has an integrity, a courage, a warm liveliness about it which invite the deepest admiration. Full Review
The Spectator
Feb 19, 2019
...[It] remains incredibly potent stuff...
Jun 1, 2003
Rating: 4/5 -- The film is anonymously directed, functionally paced and hysterical at times, though it seduces as a hot-blooded spectacle that stitches emotional detail onto the epic canvas of history. Full Review
Time Out
Feb 23, 2015
...[A] solidly built drama of bully politics and discontent in the US army just before Pearl Harbor...
Sight and Sound
Mar 1, 2002

Description by

In this landmark film, passion and tragedy collide on a military base as a fateful day in December 1941 draws near. Private Prewitt (Montgomery Clift from A Place In The Sun) is a soldier and former boxer being manipulated by his superior and peers. His friend Maggio (Frank Sinatra from The Man With The Golden Arm) tries to help him but has his own troubles. Sergeant Warden (Burt Lancaster from Elmer Gantry) and Karen Holmes (Deborah Kerr from Separate Tables) tread on dangerous ground as lovers in an illicit affair. Each of their lives will be changed when their stories culminate in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Winner of eight Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actor (Frank Sinatra), From Here To Eternity provided truly career-defining roles for Frank Sinatra, as Prewitt's buddy, and Donna Reed (It's A Wonderful Life), as a not-so-wholesome "club hostess."

Product Description:

An all-star cast brought what was considered an unfilmable novel to the screen with skill and grace with this story of the loves, hopes, and dreams of those in a close-knit Army barracks in Hawaii shortly before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Montgomery Clift portrays a former boxer who refuses to fight after blinding a friend in the ring and is sent to the remote outpost as punishment for his insubordination. Love and tragedy abound in this unflattering look at military life and American thought before the war. Director Fred Zinneman's Oscar-winning film is based on the novel by James Jones.


Production Notes:

  • The Columbia TriStar special edition video #80693 is part of a limited edition Academy Awards sell through package that comes with a free copy of "Oscar's Greatest Moments," a classic collection of some of the most memorable moments from Oscar telecasts.
  • Contract player Aldo Ray was the original choice for Prewitt by Columbia Studio chief Harry Cohn, but Fred Zinnemann and novelist James Jones wanted Montgomery Clift.
  • Filmed at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii.
  • The film's technical consultant was Retired Brigadier General Kendall J. Fielder, Ret.
  • Additional cast: Merle Travis (Sal Anderson), Arthur Keegan (Treadwell), Douglas Henderson (Corporal Champ Wilson), and John Bryant (Captain Ross).

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This is one of the best pre-ww2 movie. Movie Lover: from Jackson, TN US -- June, 29, 2010

This is one of my favorite world war II movies. I don't like war movies,but this is one of the best. Burt Lancaster is a fine actor. And I also like "old blues eyes" himself. He was excellent as " Magio". There's alot of rising stars in this movie. I have the movie,and I watch it over and over again. Check it out. I think you you will enjoy it.

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