The warm breezes, the crashing waves, the lovely women at “the club” and let’s not forget the never ending PK duty, scrubbing floors, pulling weeds, running laps, running up mountains. You know, the good old days on Oahu before the United States entered into World War II.
In an all star production of the James Jones novel of the same name we experience the turmoil that filled the lives of a group of soldiers and civilians living on and near the Schofield Barracks in the weeks leading up to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. In what has to be one of the best all time performances in any movie, Montgomery Clift plays “Prewitt”, a young determined solider with a chip on his shoulder. Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed and Frank Sinatra round out the cast in another film directed by Frank Zinnemann. We’ve reviewed two of his other films: High Noon an Oklahoma. Both excellent films.
So sit back and prepare for a journey From Here To Eternity.
Next podcast we enter the August Is For Animation month with a list of short animated films that you can find in a playlist we’ve created on YouTube.