Rent From Here to Eternity (1953)

3.7 of 5 from 141 ratings
1h 53min
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In this landmark film, passion and tragedy collide on a military base as a fateful day in December 1941 draws near. Private Prewitt (Montgomery Clift) is a soldier and former boxer being manipulated by his superior and peers. His friend Maggio (Frank Sinatra) tries to help him but has his own troubles. Sergeant Warden (Burt Lancaster) and Karen Holmes (Deborah Kerr) tread on dangerous ground as lovers in an illicit affair. Each of their lives will be changed when their stories culminate in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
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Buddy Adler
Daniel Taradash, James Jones
Jean Louis, William Lyon, Burnett Guffey, Morris Stoloff, John P. Livadary, George Duning
Columbia Tristar
Classics, Drama, Romance

1954 Cannes Jury Special Prize Ex-aequo

1954 Oscar Best Supporting Actor

1954 Oscar Best Supporting Actress

1954 Oscar Best Director

1954 Oscar Best Editing

1954 Oscar Best Sound

1954 Oscar Best Screen Play

1954 Oscar Best Cinematography Black and White

1954 Oscar Best Picture

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Run Time:
113 minutes
English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, French Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, German Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, Italian Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, Spanish Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
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Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
B & W
  • The Making Of
  • Excerpt From 'Fred Zimmerman: As I See It'
  • Commentary By Tim Zimmerman & Alvin Sargent
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Filmographies
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Run Time:
118 minutes
Castilian Spanish Dolby Digital 1.0, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French Dolby Digital 1.0, German Dolby Digital 1.0, Italian Dolby Digital 1.0, Japanese Dolby Digital 1.0, Latin American Spanish Dolby Digital 1.0, Portuguese Dolby Digital 1.0
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Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
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  • Audio Commentary from Tim Zinnemann and Alvin Sargent
  • "The Making Of From Here To Eternity" Featurette
  • "Fred Zinnemann: As I See It" Featurette
  • Eternal History: Graphics-in-Picture Track

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A slice of humanity - From Here to Eternity review by JK

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The opening scene of square-bashing squaddies didn't bode well as I'm not a fan of American 'WW2' films (and how they, invariably won it). I'm glad, though, I stayed with this film, as, 30 seconds in, the characters began to emerge and what sympathetic, well rounded characters they were.

These were the days when things were 'implied'; We didn't need to see Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr having sex in reality - as appears to be graphically necessary nowadays - because we sort of knew what was going to happen anyway so a wave crashing onto the beach gave us the clue we needed. Similarly, the fight scene between Ernest Borgnine and Montgommery Clift didn't rely on mountains of tomato sauce and gut-wrenching horror because, just be seeing a pair of feet twitch we, the viewers, could use our imaginations as to what had happened.

So little is left to the audiences' imagination these days it's no wonder people spend their cinema time stuffing their faces with popcorn and texting their friends!

Although long, this really is a classic film and well worth watching as the storyline is gripping, the acting (especially from a young Frank Sinatra) is superb, the music - both atmospherically and played by various characters is just right for the setting and being in black and white, the photography is superb.

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