ON THIS DAY IN 1953 "From Here to Eternity" based on book by James Jones, directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift and Frank Sinatra was released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1954)
Several of us recently watched it yet again. It's an amazing piece of work with top notch performances all around...but Lancaster and Kerr are really stand-outs.
As you may also know, there have been calls from the cancel culture folks (yes, yet another one for the chopping bloc and the pire) to essentially burn both the film and the book...but we're not spending any more time on that rubbish.
Based on the book by James Jones, the film was directed by Fred Zinnemann and starred Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift and Frank Sinatra. The Modern Library Board later named it one of the 100 best novels of the 20th century.
The picture deals with the tribulations of three U.S. Army soldiers, played by Lancaster, Clift, and Sinatra, stationed on Hawaii in the months leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Deborah Kerr and Donna Reed portray the women in their lives, and the supporting cast included Ernest Borgnine, Philip Ober, Jack Warden, Mickey Shaughnessy, Claude Akins, and George Reeves. Excellent performances all around. The film won eight Academy Awards out of 13 nominations. Read more about it here.
Click on the images to see a 1953 ad for the film, as well as a Yugoslavian postcard by IOM, Beograd, featuring Kerr and Lancaster, courtesy of our friends at EFSP.
SEE THE MOVIE TRAILER AT YOUTUBE HERE.
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