From Here to Eternity (1953)
From Here to Eternity is a classic 1953 romantic drama set in Hawaii during World War II. The film follows the lives of several soldiers stationed at Schofield Barracks, and the relationships they form with the people around them. One of the most memorable aspects of the film is its frank portrayal of sexuality.
The film begins with a steamy beach scene between Private Robert E. Lee Prewitt (Montgomery Clift) and Lorene (Donna Reed). The two are passionately embracing and kissing in the surf, and the scene is charged with sexual tension. Later, Prewitt and Lorene have a more explicit sexual encounter in a hotel room. The scene is shot in a way that leaves much to the imagination, but it is clear that the two are engaging in a passionate sexual encounter.
The film also features a memorable scene between First Sergeant Milton Warden (Burt Lancaster) and Karen Holmes (Deborah Kerr). The two are having a romantic evening on the beach, and the scene culminates in a passionate kiss. The kiss is shot in a way that conveys the intensity of their feelings for each other, and it is clear that the two are deeply in love.
From Here to Eternity is a classic film that is remembered for its frank portrayal of sexuality. The film features several memorable sexual moments, including the passionate beach scene between Prewitt and Lorene, and the romantic kiss between Warden and Karen. These moments are integral to the film’s story, and they help to convey the intensity of the characters’ feelings for each other.
Characters are shown shirtless in several scenes of the film.
Some kissing between couples; nothing explicit is shown.
Extramarital affairs play an important part in the plot of the film. Nothing explicit is shown (except some passionate kissing) neither is anything explicit described, but affairs are non-explicitly discussed in the film.
A married woman has an affair with another man. She mentions that she had a relationship with another man in the past too.
The memorable scene in which Milton Warden and Karen Holmes kiss passionately on the beach.
Some mature themes including pregnancy, prostitution, and adultery, but the film is actually targeted toward adults. There is no nudity and nothing sexually explicit. Two soldiers freely comment on a superior officer's wife's appearance and reputation as she approaches.