From Here To Eternity

USA, 1953

Director: Fred Zinnemann

Production: Columbia Pictures Corp.; 1953; black and white, 35mm; running time: 118 minutes. Released 1953. Filmed in Hawaii at the Schofield Barracks.

Producer: Buddy Adler; executive producer: Harry Cohn; screenplay: Daniel Taradash, from the novel by James Jones; photography: Burnett Guffey; editor: William A. Lyon; sound: John P. Livadary and Columbia Studio Sound Department; art director: Cary Odell; music: George Dunning.

Cast: Burt Lancaster (Sergeant Milton Warden); Montgomery Clift (Robert E. Lee "Prew" Prewitt); Deborah Kerr (Karen Holmes); Frank Sinatra (Angelo Maggio); Donna Reed (Alma "Lorene"); Philip Ober (Captain Dana Holmes); Ernest Borgnine (Sergeant "Fatso" Judson).

Awards: Oscars for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Sinatra), Best Supporting Actress (Reed), Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography—Black and White, Best Sound Recording, and Best Editing, 1953; New York Film Critics' Awards for Best Motion Picture, Best Actor (Lancaster), and Best Direction, 1953; Cannes Film Festival, Out of Competition Prize, 1954.

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