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From Here to Eternity (5-Aug-1953)

Director: Fred Zinnemann

Writer: Daniel Taradash

From novel: From Here to Eternity by James Jones

Background Music by: George Duning

Producer: Buddy Adler

Keywords: Romantic Drama, WWII

Epic soap opera set at Schofield Barracks in the days leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor. Montgomery Clift's greatest role. Adaptation of James Jones' 900 page novel albeit with the sexuality turned way down. Won Oscars 8 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor and Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay; received 5 additional nominations including Best Actress and two for Best Actor. Entered 2002 into the National Film Registry.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ernest Borgnine
24-Jan-1917 8-Jul-2012 Marty
Montgomery Clift
17-Oct-1920 23-Jul-1966 From Here to Eternity
Deborah Kerr
30-Sep-1921 16-Oct-2007 From Here to Eternity
Burt Lancaster
2-Nov-1913 20-Oct-1994 Elmer Gantry
Philip Ober
23-Mar-1902 13-Sep-1982 From Here to Eternity
Donna Reed
27-Jan-1921 14-Jan-1986 The Donna Reed Show
Mickey Shaughnessy
5-Aug-1920 23-Jul-1985 Jailhouse Rock
Frank Sinatra
12-Dec-1915 14-May-1998 It's Frank's world, we just live in it
Merle Travis
Country Musician
29-Nov-1917 20-Oct-1983 Influential fingerpicking country guitarist
Jack Warden
18-Sep-1920 19-Jul-2006 12 Angry Men


Burt Lancaster   ...   1st Sgt. Milton Warden
Montgomery Clift   ...   Robert E. Lee Prewitt
Deborah Kerr   ...   Karen Holmes
Donna Reed   ...   Lorene / Alma
Frank Sinatra   ...   Angelo Maggio
Philip Ober   ...   Capt. Dana Holmes
Mickey Shaughnessy   ...   Sgt. Leva
Harry Bellaver   ...   Mazzioli
Ernest Borgnine   ...   Staff Sgt. James R. "Fatso" Judson
Jack Warden   ...   Cpl. Buckley
John Dennis   ...   Sgt. Ike Galovitch
Merle Travis   ...   Sal Anderson
Tim Ryan   ...   Sgt. Pete Karelsen
Arthur Keegan   ...   Treadwell
Barbara Morrison   ...   Mrs. Kipfer


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