A powerful look at Army life during the suspenseful days before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Many memorable scenes and an all-star cast, including a great performance by Sinatra. Based on the novel by James Jones.
From Here to Eternity -- The original Pearl Harbor movie provides a torrid look at military life just prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, with remarkable performances from Frank Sinatra, Montgomery Clift, Burt Lancaster, Donna Reed and Deborah Kerr.
From Here to Eternity -- In 1941 Hawaii, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second in command are falling in love.
High Lonesome -- When a sudden spurt of murders occurs in the Big Bend country, suspicion immediately falls on a young drifter who just moved to the area.
High Lonesome -- A mysterious young man shows up at a ranch, becomes involved in a series of murders and then disappears, only to return and solve the crimes. (1950; B&W)
Suspense movie trailer - starring Barry Sullivan, Eugene Pallette, Albert Dekker, Bonita Granville, Belita, Edit Angold. Directed by Frank Tuttle. Genre: Drama
Rating: Not Rated
High Lonesome movie trailer - starring John Barrymore, Chill Wills, John Archer, John Drew Barrymore, Kristine Miller, Lois Butler. Directed by Alan LeMay. Theatrical Release Date: 12/7/1950
Rating: Not Rated
Private Robert E. Lee Prewitt (Montgomery Clift) is transferred to Schofield Barracks on the island of Oahu. When Captain Dana Holmes (Philip Ober) learns of his reputation as a talented boxer, he pressures Prewitt to join the regimental boxing club that he heads, but the enlisted man stubbornly refuses. 1st Sergeant Milton Warden (Burt Lancaster) suggests that he try to get Prewitt to change his mind by making life as difficult as possible. He gets the other non-commissioned officers to help. Prewitt is supported only by his friend, Private Angelo Maggio (Frank Sinatra).
Behind his commander's back, Warden begins an affair with Holmes' neglected wife Karen (Deborah Kerr). As their relationship develops, she asks him to apply for officer training, so she can divorce Holmes and marry him. When he is finally forced to admit that he doesn't want to be an officer, she sadly ends the affair.
Meanwhile, Maggio antagonizes bigoted Staff Sergeant James R. 'Fatso' Judson (Ernest Borgnine). When the undisciplined Maggio goes AWOL, he is sentenced to the stockade, under Judson's charge. Judson takes the opportunity to beat the defiant prisoner repeatedly. Maggio manages to escape and find Prewitt; he tells him of the abuse he endured, then dies. Prewitt finds Judson and kills him in revenge in a knife fight, but suffers a serious wound across the stomach in the process. He then goes into hiding in the apartment of his girl Lorene (Donna Reed), a nightclub 'hostess' with whom he has become acquainted. His wound refuses to heal.
When the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, Prewitt tries to return to camp, but is shot dead by a sentry. At the end, Lorene and Karen meet on a ship leaving for the mainland. Lorene tells Karen that her fianc was an air force pilot shot down in the attack, but Karen recognizes Prewitt's name.
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