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.
The scene in which Maggio meets Prew and Lorene in the bar after he walks off guard duty, was actually Frank Sinatra's screen test for the part of Maggio. To impress director Fred Zinnemann, he did an ad-lib using olives as dice and pretending to shoot craps. The entire sequence was kept as is and used in the picture.
Robert E. Lee "Prew' Prewitt:
A man should be what he can do.
In one scene, Donna Reed holds a filtered cigarette. The movie takes place during World War II, and they didn't make filtered cigarettes until the 1950s.
Opening credits prologue: SCHOFIELD BARRACKS HAWAII 1941
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