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 ... ...
You certainly chose a lovely spot for our meeting. I've had three chances to be picked up in the last five minutes.
Saluting is done incorrectly - several characters salute by placing the blade of their hand to the center of their forehead, etc.
Opening credits prologue: SCHOFIELD BARRACKS HAWAII 1941
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