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 was very proud of his achievement with this film and regarded it as one of his finest works.
Robert E. Lee "Prew' Prewitt:
Put your clothes on, alright?
Angelo Maggio: Give 'em back to the Indians. The Indians need the clothes. All they wear is G-strings.
During early morning formation - the scene following that in which Fatso is killed - each company reports "All present and accounted for". The proper phrase is "... present OR accounted for". There would be no need to be accounted for if you're present. If absent from formation because of furlough (vacation) or duty elsewhere then that member is being reported as accounted for; not in formation.
Opening credits prologue: SCHOFIELD BARRACKS HAWAII 1941