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From Here to Eternity Overview:

From Here to Eternity (1953) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Fred Zinnemann and produced by Buddy Adler.

The film was based on the novel of the same name written by James Jones published in 1951.

From Here to Eternity was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2002.

Academy Awards 1953 --- Ceremony Number 26 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorMontgomery CliftNominated
Best ActorBurt LancasterNominated
Best Supporting ActorFrank SinatraWon
Best ActressDeborah KerrNominated
Best Supporting ActressDonna ReedWon
Best CinematographyBurnett GuffeyWon
Best Costume DesignJean LouisNominated
Best DirectorFred ZinnemannWon
Best Film EditingWilliam LyonWon
Best Music - ScoringMorris Stoloff, George DuningNominated
Best PictureBuddy Adler, ProducerWon
Best WritingDaniel TaradashWon
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By Annmarie Gatti on Nov 18, 2016 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Win Tickets to see “From Here to Eternity” on the Big Screen! in Select Cinemas Nationwide December 11 & December  14! CMH is thrilled to announce the next round of our monthly movie ticket giveaways this year, courtesy of Fathom Events! That said, this month, we’ll be giving away SIX PAIRS of t... Read full article


Sinatra Centennial: From Here to Eternity

By Virginie Pronovost on Dec 11, 2015 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

Frank Sinatra, who was one of the most acclaimed crooner of music history, would have been 100 on December 12, 2015. The man wasn’t only a great singer, but also a swell actor. One of his most acclaimed performances was the one in From Here to Eternity for which he won an Oscar for Best Suppor... Read full article


From Here to Eternity (1953)

By Beatrice on Oct 13, 2015 From Flickers in Time

From Here to Eternity Directed by Fred Zinnemann Written by Daniel Taradash from the novel by James Jones 1953/USA Columbia Pictures Corporation Repeat viewing/Netflix rental #273 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die This sure deserved to win a bunch of Oscars. The story is set on Oahu in t... Read full article


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By Vanessa Buttino on Aug 13, 2013 From Stardust

Holy Moly Discovery: From Here To Eternity (1953) A sweaty Montgomery Clift digs for his dinner. Welcome to the very first "Holy Moly Discovery" post! I created this tag line to introduce you to films that have really had an OMG!-impact on me. The first of which is one of the films I watche... Read full article


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From Here to Eternity (1953) There’s a reason From Here to Eternity won eight Academy Awards and was nominated for five others. The stellar cast is in large part responsible as two leading men and several supporting characters of almost leading caliber delivery hard-hitting performances. The s... Read full article


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[Warden brings papers to Holmes' house for his signature, knowing that only his wife would be there]
Karen Holmes: Are these really important?
Sergeant Milton Warden: Yes, but not important they get signed today. Tomorrow's okay.
[She rips them up]
Sergeant Milton Warden: I have copies at the office, so it won't be much work to fix 'em up.
Karen Holmes: That's what I like about you, Sergeant: you have confidence. It's also what I dislike about you.
Sergeant Milton Warden: It's not confidence, ma'am; it's honesty. I just hate to see a beautiful woman going all to waste.
Karen Holmes: Waste, did you say? There's a subject I might tell you something about. I know several kinds of waste, Sergeant. You're probably not even remotely aware of some of them. Would you like to hear? For instance, what about the house without a child? There's one sort for you. Then there's another... You're doing fine, Sergeant. My husband's off somewhere, and it's raining outside, and we're both drinking now. You've probably only got one thing wrong. The lady herself. The lady's not what she seems. She's a... washout, if you know what I mean... and I'm sure you know what I mean!
Sergeant Milton Warden: You going to cry?
Karen Holmes: Not if I can help it. What are you doing?
Sergeant Milton Warden: I'm leaving. Isn't that what you want?
Karen Holmes: I don't know, Sergeant. I don't know.
[He kisses her]


Karen Holmes: Come back here, Sergeant. I'll tell you the story; you can take it back to the barracks with you. I'd only been married to Dana two years when I found out he was cheating. And by that time I was pregnant. I thought I had something to hope for. I was almost happy the night the pains began. I remember Dana was going to an officers' conference. I told him to get home early, to bring the doctor with him. And maybe he would have... if his "conference" hadn't been with a hat-check girl! He was drunk when he came in at 5 AM. I was lying on the floor. I begged him to go for the doctor, but he fell on the couch and passed out. The baby was born about an hour later. Of course it was dead. It was a boy. But they worked over me at the hospital, they fixed me up fine, they even took my appendix out - they threw that in free.
Sergeant Milton Warden: Karen...
Karen Holmes: And one more thing: no more children. Sure I went out with men after that. And if I'd ever found one that...
Sergeant Milton Warden: Karen, listen to me, listen.
Karen Holmes: I know. Until I met you I didn't think it was possible either.


Alma: I do mean it when I say I need you. 'Cause I'm lonely. You think I'm lying, don't you?
Robert E. Lee "Prew' Prewitt: Nobody ever lies about being lonely.


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Facts about

Harry Cohn resisted the idea of casting Montgomery Clift as Prewitt as "he was no soldier, no boxer and probably a homosexual". Fred Zinnemann refused to make the film without him.
Montgomery Clift threw himself into the character of Prewitt, learning to play the bugle (even though he knew he'd be dubbed) and taking boxing lessons. Fred Zinnemann said, "Clift forced the other actors to be much better than they really were. That's the only way I can put it. He got performances from the other actors, he got reactions from the other actors that were totally genuine."
Broke box office records during its run at the Capitol Theatre in New York City, where the film had its U.S. premiere.
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