From Here to Eternity

Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1953. Final Draft script for the 1953 film, with annotations in holograph pencil on the front wrapper of "Columbia Pictures Corp.," and "Please Return to Central Files," and annotations of an arrow and check marks in holograph ink and red pencil on three pages.

Based on the 1951 novel by James Jones. The scene is Schofield Army Barracks in Honolulu, in the languid days before the attack o n Pearl Harbor, where James Jones' acclaimed war novel brings the aspirations and frustrations of several people sharply into focus. Every story in the film is riveting, but no words can do justice to the its most famous scene, the nocturnal romantic rendezvous on the beach, with Burt Lancaster's and Deborah Kerr's bodies intertwined as the waves crash over them. Winner of eight Academy Awards. Nominated for the Palme d'Or.

Set in and shot on location in Hawaii.

Green titled wrappers, noted as FINAL DRAFT on the front wrapper, dated February 14, 1953. Title page present, dated February 12, 1953, noted as FINAL DRAFT, with credits for screenwriter Daniel Taradash. 168 leaves, with last page of text numbered 1967. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only, with two yellow revision pages, dated February 19, 1953. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good plus, with cello tape shadows on the front wrapper and three pages, bound with two gold brads.

National Film Registry.

[Book #157869]