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From Here to Eternity (1953)

US 118m, B&W
Director: Fred Zinnemann; Cast: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed, Frank Sinatra, Ernest Borgnine, Philip Ober, Jack Warden

from-here-to-eternityFrom Here to Eternity is an overrated post-war melodrama that uses the bombing of Pearl Harbour as a cheap plot device in what is otherwise a love story. Though critically acclaimed and the winner of eight Oscars, this is a badly outdated film that is filled with cliched dialogue, unlikeable characters and hammy performances. Revolving around a soldier named Prewitt whose life is made miserable by his CO because he refuses to fight on the company boxing team, this is a soap opera that fails to generate any real sympathy for its main character, which ultimately undermines its “shocking” conclusion (Klaus Ming December 2014).

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This entry was posted on 12/21/2014 by in 1001 List, 1950s, All, Photoplay Medal and tagged .
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