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.
Of all the battles Fred Zinnemann had to fight with the Columbia front office, the one he was proudest of winning was against "the boys in New York"--the sales department. The marketing people thought the film would gross at least an extra million if it were shot... ...
Robert E. Lee "Prew' Prewitt:
A man don't go his own way, he's nothing.
Sergeant Milton Warden: Maybe back in the days of the pioneers a man could go his own way, but today you got to play ball.
The soldier removing the boxing memorabilia from the captain's office walks toward the doorway where several other soldiers are gathered. He, apparently, vanishes before he ever makes it out the room, since the following shot is of the crowd of soldiers, and he is nowhere to be seen.
Opening credits prologue: SCHOFIELD BARRACKS HAWAII 1941
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