The Cloberth‘ Today’s Memory
Premiere of Fred Zinnemann’s From Here to Eternity
Originally shared by The Cloberth
“I never knew it could be like this! Nobody ever kissed me the way you do.”
Pouring out of impassioned pages…brawling their way to greatness on the screen!
From Here to Eternity premiered on this date in 1953.
Directed by Fred Zinnemann.
Starring Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, and Deborah Kerr.
With Donna Reed, Frank Sinatra, and Ernest Borgnine.
Music by George Duning.
From Here to Eternity won 8 of the 13 Academy Awards for which it was nominated:
Best Picture, Best Director, Best Writing – Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (Sinatra), Best Supporting Actress (Reed) Best Cinematography (Black-and-White), Best Film Editing, and Best Sound (Recording).
Zinneman and Sinatra received Golden Globe Awards as well.
Based upon James Jones’ award-winning novel of the same name, From Here to Eternity was one of the highest grossing movies of the 1950s, making $30.5 million on a budget of just $1.62 million.
The Library of Congress selected From Here to Eternity in 2002 for preservation in the National Film Registry, deemed „culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.
1954 New York Times review:
From Here to Eternity Original Theatrical trailer: