From Here to Eternity 1953

Intelligent, polished film based on the James Jones novel about U.S. Army life prior to Pearl Harbour, revealing the boredom, jealousies, sadistic cruelty and violence which was — according to this picture — rife. The two romances in the story are between the captain's wife (Deborah Kerr, a very good performance) and his top sergeant (Burt Lancaster), and a hard-head private (Montgomery Clift), who dies for his refusal to conform to pattern, and a good-time girl (Donna Reed). Excellent, too, Frank Sinatra as the little Italian killed by the treatment he gets in the American equivalent of our Glasshouse. 1

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Have you seen?, A personal introduction to 1,000 films
New York, 2008

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Tom Pendergast, Sara Pendergast (eds.)
International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, 1. Films
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Peter W. Engelmeier (ed.)
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Munich; New York, 2000

Danny Peary
Alternate Oscars, One Critic's Defiant Choices for Best Picture, Actor, and Actress - From 1927 to the Present
New York, 1993

David Fury
The Cinema History of Burt Lancaster
Minneapolis, MN, 1989

Joel Finler
All-Time Box-Office Hits
New York City, 1985

Peter Biskind
Seeing Is Believing, How Hollywood Taught Us to Stop Worrying and Love the Fifties
New York, 1983

Judith M. Kass
The Films of Montgomery Clift
Secaucus, New Jersey, 1979

Douglas Brode
The Films of the Fifties
Secaucus, NJ, 1976
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From Here to Eternity
United States 1953

Directed by

Philip Ober
Harry Bellaver
Tim Ryan
Joan Shawlee
Robert J. Wilke
Mary Carver
Jean Willes
Alvin Sargent
George Reeves
Joseph Sargent
Kristine Miller


Running time:118 minutes
Country:United States

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