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From Here to Eternity 

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.




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Series cast summary:
Natalie Wood ...  Karen Holmes 3 episodes, 1979
William Devane ...  Sgt. Milt Warden 3 episodes, 1979
Steve Railsback ...  Pvt. Robert E. Lee Prewitt 3 episodes, 1979
Roy Thinnes ...  Capt. Dana Holmes 3 episodes, 1979
Joe Pantoliano ...  Pvt. Angelo Maggio 3 episodes, 1979
Kim Basinger ...  Lorene Rogers 3 episodes, 1979
Peter Boyle ...  Fatso Judson 3 episodes, 1979
Will Sampson ...  Cpl. Cheney 3 episodes, 1979
Rick Hurst ...  Pfc. Hanson 3 episodes, 1979
Salome Jens ...  Gert Kipfer 3 episodes, 1979
Andrew Robinson ...  Sgt. Maylon Stark 3 episodes, 1979
David Spielberg ...  Lt. Ross 3 episodes, 1979
Andy Griffith ...  Gen. Barney Slater 3 episodes, 1979
Richard Venture ...  Col. Jack Delbart 3 episodes, 1979
Richard Bright ...  Sgt. Doehm 3 episodes, 1979
Christopher Murney ...  Cpl. Lewis 3 episodes, 1979
Gene Scherer Gene Scherer ...  Cpl. Kowalski 3 episodes, 1979
John Crawford ...  Maj. Thompson 3 episodes, 1979
Wynn Irwin ...  Cpl. Leva 3 episodes, 1979
Morgan Kesler Morgan Kesler ...  Violet 3 episodes, 1979
Ron Max Ron Max ...  Sgt. McKay 3 episodes, 1979
Kenneth White Kenneth White ...  Sgt. Preem 3 episodes, 1979
Gary Swanson ...  Cpl. Herbert 3 episodes, 1979
Dea St. Lamont Dea St. Lamont ...  Della 3 episodes, 1979
Jonathan B. Woodward Jonathan B. Woodward ...  Chip Holmes 3 episodes, 1979
Teck Murdock Teck Murdock 3 episodes, 1979
Jonathan La Page Jonathan La Page 3 episodes, 1979
Mariko Tse Mariko Tse ...  Zola 3 episodes, 1979
Russ Marin ...  Tommy 3 episodes, 1979
Donegan Smith Donegan Smith ...  Hal 3 episodes, 1979
Ben Smith Ben Smith 3 episodes, 1979
Carmen Argenziano 3 episodes, 1979
Robert Davi ...  Guard 3 episodes, 1979
Jerry Day ...  Soldier Red 3 episodes, 1979
Bebe Louie ...  Raven 3 episodes, 1979
Sally Kim Sally Kim ...  Suzie 3 episodes, 1979
Clement Low Clement Low ...  Sam the Cabbie 3 episodes, 1979
Karin Mani ...  Tawny 3 episodes, 1979
Victoria Perry Victoria Perry ...  Colleen 3 episodes, 1979
Julia Sabre Julia Sabre ...  China 3 episodes, 1979
Allen Wood Allen Wood ...  Doctor 3 episodes, 1979
Alan Beckwith Alan Beckwith ...  Corporal Harry 3 episodes, 1979
Ray Girardin Ray Girardin ...  Sgt. Fred 3 episodes, 1979
Gary Grubbs ...  Private Krebes 3 episodes, 1979
Art LaFleur 3 episodes, 1979
Hap Lawrence 3 episodes, 1979
Brian Libby 3 episodes, 1979
Ross Manarchy Ross Manarchy ...  Soldier 3 episodes, 1979
Richard Partlow ...  Private Craig 3 episodes, 1979


Story takes place at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii just before the attack by the Japanese on December 7, 1941. The main plot deals with the adulterous love affair between Sgt. Warden and Karen Holmes, who's married to Warden's commanding officer Captain Dana Holmes. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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The whole story. The story Hollywood couldn't tell in 1953!





Did You Know?


There's a scene where Captain Holmes (Roy Thinnes) mentions to Sergeant Warden (William Devane) about "company punishment" for Private Prewitt (Steve Railsback). This is a non-judicial-type of punishment meted out for minor infractions, and usually consisted of extra duty, et cetera. It was given for punishment (by the company Commander, and/or company First Sergeant) instead of a court-martial, so nothing would show up in the soldier's service record. The only "official" punishment, under the Articles of War, was court-martial. See more »


All of the officers and enlisted personnel are wearing black neckties. At this time frame the Army had already changed to khaki neckties. See more »


Referenced in Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind (2020) See more »

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Over-long and uninspired
9 May 2002 | by buxSee all my reviews

True, this version of James Jones' classic novel attempts to follow the writer's concept, moreso than the 1953 theatrical version, and it is able to do so since the Hayes Code has lost most of it's grip, BUT...

The acting here seems so uninspired and lackluster, that it becomes a chore to grind out the five hours of this TV opus. Devane does well in the first half of this, but around the middle he spirals down to a gum chewing clod and more closely resembles SGT Snorkle of Beetle Bailey fame than rough, tough SGT Ward. Railsback, who shined so brightly as Chuck Manson in "Helter Skelter" (1976), still appears to be trying to portray the Mass Slayer rather than a thirty-year man with the troubles of the world on his back. Wood and Pantaliano turn in the best performances, yet what remains just is not worth staying up late to watch-catch the Lancaster/Clift version even if you've seen it a hundred times...it is far superior.

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Release Date:

14 February 1979 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Honolulu, O'ahu, Hawaii, USA See more »

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(6 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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