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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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“TCM Big Screen Classics: From Here to Eternity” Movie Event Ticket Giveaway (November 18 – December 3)

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


Holy Moly Discovery: From Here To Eternity (1953)

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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By RBuccicone on Jun 24, 2013 From MacGuffin Movies

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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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.


Sgt. 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.


Karen Holmes: [to Sgt. Warden standing outside her porch in the pouring rain] Well, you'd better come inside... you'll get wet.


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The film went on to gross $18 million, the tenth highest grossing film of the 1950s.
As scripted, Deborah Kerr and Burt Lancaster's classic clinch on the beach was to be filmed standing up. It was Lancaster's idea to do it horizontally in the surf. The scene was filmed at Halona Cove on the eastern side of Oahu, near Koko Head Crater and Sandy Beach, and the location became a major tourist attraction for years after.
Deborah Kerr was romantically involved with Burt Lancaster while filming From Here to Eternity.
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