Directed by Fred Zinnemann • 1953 • United States
Starring Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr
Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr make waves in this landmark blockbuster about raging passions and stormy personal dramas on a Hawaiian military base in the lead-up to the attack on Pearl Harbor. Montgomery Clift, Frank Sinatra, and Donna Reed costar as the lovers and reluctant fighters whose romantic and moral crises are soon to be swept up in the tide of history. Adapted from the bestselling novel by James Jones, this pop culture touchstone was a critical and box-office smash that took home eight Academy Awards, including best picture, director, screenplay, and supporting actor and actress for Sinatra and Reed.