Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, War
In Hawaii in 1941, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second-in-command are falling in love.
Fred Zinnemann's naturalistic style with real people and locations, as exemplified by his work on The Search (1948), won him the directing gig, although he had reservations about working with Harry Cohn.
Sgt. James R. 'Fatso' Judson:
Are you sore about something?
Robert E. Lee "Prew' Prewitt: I don't like the way you play the piano.
Robert E. Lee "Prew' Prewitt: Remember Maggio?
Sgt. James R. 'Fatso' Judson: Oh, the wop? Yeah, real tough monkey.
Robert E. Lee "Prew' Prewitt: You killed him.
Sgt. James R. 'Fatso' Judson: Did I? Well if I did, he asked for it.
Robert E. Lee "Prew' Prewitt: The Army's gonna get you sooner or later, Fatso. But before they do,...
Ernest Borgnine's character "Fatso" is incorrectly shown playing the piano as he moves his hands to his left as the notes get higher, and vice versa.
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