LOVEFiLM Review: From Here To Eternity (1953)

It’s 1941. Robert E. Lee Prewitt has requested Army transfer and has ended up at Schofield in Hawaii. His new captain, Dana Holmes, has heard of his boxing prowess and is keen to get him to represent the company. However, ‘Prew’ is adamant that he doesn’t box anymore, so Captain Holmes gets his subordinates to make his life a living hell. Meanwhile Sergeant Warden starts seeing the captain’s wife, who has a history of seeking external relief from a troubled marriage. Prew’s friend Maggio has a few altercations with the sadistic stockade Sergeant ‘Fatso’ Judson, and Prew begins falling in love with social club employee Lorene. Unbeknownst to anyone, the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor looms in the distance.

An okay film if not very predictable by todays standards but I can very much appreciate it for its time. I found the first act to be rather forgettable and tedious but the story got better from then on.

Frank Sinatra was good and probably the first film I’ve seen from the other actors as well.

The Pearl Harbour act was very impressive and I reckon Michael Bay ripped a few of the shots being seen as well.

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