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Friday, July 15, 2011

From here to eternity (1953)

Director: Fred Zinnemann
Cast: Burt Lancaster (Sergeant Milton Warden) ,Deborah Kerr (Karen Holmes), Montgomery Clift (Robert E. Lee Prewitt), Frank Sinatra (Angelo Maggio), Donna Reed (Alma Lorene)
Genre: War, Romance

Plot: This bona fide classic covers the lives of the soldiers at a Hawaiian army base in the weeks before bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Newly transferred from another base, bugler Robert Prewitt (played by Montgomery Clift) angers his commanding officer (Philip Ober) by refusing to fight on the base’s boxing team. The officer makes Prewitt’s life difficult by giving him the worst duties possible. Deborah Kerr -- won an Academy Award for her performance as wife of the commanding officer -- has a passionate extramarital affair with Sergeant Warden (Burt Lancaster). Prewitt's friend Maggio (Sinatra) dies because of the harsh beating meted out to him by Staff sergeant 'Fatso.' Prewitt soon exacts revenge but gets seriously wounded himself. Meanwhile, Pearl Harbor bombing looms unbeknownst.

The movie has a very strong screenplay, performances are very real and believable.
Frank Sinatra’s acting career was revived after he won an Academy Award for his role as Prewitt’s spirited friend - Angelo Maggio, in this movie.
Famous for his boyish charm Clift delivered another grand performance as a hard headed army-man. Lancaster was simply flawless as a 'hard on surface' Sergeant.

Prior to this Clift gave another solid performance in "A place in the Sun." He really was a dashing personality. Tom cruise would be proud of his looks! Nobody can say what more he could have achieved, if it wasn't for his unfortunate car accident from which he never fully recovered.

Released in 1953, the film won Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Writing, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, and Best Sound Recording.

Watch it for Montogery Clift !


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