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From Here to Eternity is a classic American drama film directed by and released in 1953. It is based on the novel of the same name by James Jones. Set in Hawaii in the months leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor, the film tells the story of a group of soldiers stationed at the Schofield Barracks. The central character is Private Robert E. Lee Prewitt, a talented but rebellious soldier who refuses to join the boxing team and is subjected to a series of brutal hazing rituals by his fellow soldiers.

Meanwhile, Sergeant Milton Warden, a married man, begins an affair with Karen Holmes, the unhappy wife of his commanding officer. The film also explores the experiences of other soldiers, including the cruel and sadistic Sergeant “Fatso” Judson and the troubled Private Angelo Maggio.

From Here to Eternity was a critical and commercial success upon its release, winning eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actor for . The film is widely regarded as a classic of American cinema and a landmark in the portrayal of military life on the big screen. It is also notable for its iconic beach scene, in which and embrace in the surf.

Directed by
Produced by Buddy Adler
Screenplay by Daniel Taradash
Based on From Here to Eternity
by James Jones
Starring
Music by George Duning
Cinematography Burnett Guffey
Edited by William A. Lyon
Color process Black and white
Production
company
Columbia Pictures
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date August 5, 1953
Running time 118 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1.7–2.5 million
Box office $30.5 million

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