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.
Columbia bought the rights to James Jones' bestseller for only $82,000, a relatively low figure mainly because no other studio was prepared to go near such adult material (the book has some homosexual scenes, none of which made it to the film version). Also, ... ...
Robert E. Lee "Prew' Prewitt:
Well, what am I? I'm a private no-class dogface. The way most civilians look at that, that's two steps up from nothin'.
An obvious stunt double is used for Galovitch in his fight with Prewitt. Actor John Dennis has a fair-haired crew cut. His double has darker, thicker hair which recedes noticeably at the temples.
Opening credits prologue: SCHOFIELD BARRACKS HAWAII 1941
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