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 lobbied for and was allowed to include a sequence featuring a group of soldiers improvising a song "Re-Enlistment Blues", which Zinnemann hoped would be as popular and recognizable a movie song as Tex Ritter's "Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darling" had been ... ...
Sit down and - and get comfortable. I'll make you a martini and see what's to cook for dinner.
Robert E. Lee "Prew' Prewitt: Hey, this is like being married, ain't it?
Alma: It's better.
At the beginning of the film Prewett goes into the day room and takes a cue stick from the rack. As he approaches the table Lancaster enters and asks "What d'you think you're doing?" as we hear Prew break. One second (maybe less) later the scene cuts back to Prew - at which time the balls should be moving. Instead, all of the balls are stationary AND the majority of them are at his end of the table. That was a remarkable break since they should have been, in only a fraction of a second, at the far end.
Opening credits prologue: SCHOFIELD BARRACKS HAWAII 1941