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)
|Best Actor||Montgomery Clift||Nominated|
|Best Actor||Burt Lancaster||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||Frank Sinatra||Won|
|Best Actress||Deborah Kerr||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Donna Reed||Won|
|Best Cinematography||Burnett Guffey||Won|
|Best Costume Design||Jean Louis||Nominated|
|Best Director||Fred Zinnemann||Won|
|Best Film Editing||William Lyon||Won|
|Best Music - Scoring||Morris Stoloff, George Duning||Nominated|
|Best Picture||Buddy Adler, Producer||Won|
|Best Writing||Daniel Taradash||Won|
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Sgt. James R. 'Fatso' Judson: Tough monkey. Guys like you end up in the stockade sooner or later. Some day you'll walk in; I'll be waiting. I'll show you a couple of things.
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.
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The novel was deemed unfilmable for a long time because of its negative portrayal of the US army (which would prevent the army from supporting the film with people and hardware/logistics) and the profanity. To get army support and pass the censorship of the time crucial details had to be changed. The brothel became a night club, the whores hostesses. The profanity was removed, the brutal treatment in the stockade toned down and Captain Holmes removed from the army instead of promoted.
Eli Wallach accepted the role of Angelo Maggio, but then turned it down because he had agreed to appear in Elia Kazan's Broadway production of "Camino Real" and had a scheduling problem.
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