To celebrate Tom Burlinson performing the classic live album Sinatra at the Sands at Riverside on 10 September in honour of Sinatra’s 100th birthday, we are screening a retrospective of a number of Burlinson and Sinatra films.
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.
WINNER 8 ACADEMY AWARDS (1954) INCLUDING BEST PICTURE, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – FRANK SINATRA, BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – DONNA REED
WINNER 2 GOLDEN GLOBES (1954) INCLUDING BEST DIRECTOR – FRED ZINNEMANN AND BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – FRANK SINATRA
WINNER CANNES FILM FESTIVAL (1954) SPECIAL AWARD – FRED ZINNEMANN
Classification: PG – Low level violence
Distributor: Park Circus
Dates & Times:
Friday 12 August 2pm
Based on From Here to Eternity 1951 novel by
William A. Lyon