Published in 1951, From Here To Eternity was James Jones' debut novel. It won him the National Book Award for fiction in 1952. It is loosely based on Jones's experiences in the pre-World War II Hawaiian Division's 27th Infantry and the unit in which he served. The 1953 film and subsequent TV mini-series were adapted from the novel. It has recently been announced that the novel will be re-released with previously unpublished material included. In 1953 the novel was adapted into a film directed by Fred Zinnemann and produced by Buddy Adler, starring Burt Lancaster, Frank Sinatra, Montgomery Clift, Ernest Borgnine, Deborah Kerr and Donna Reed. The film won 8 Academy Awards out of 13 nominations.Performers Darius Campbell (Warden), Siubhan Harrison (Lorene), Robert Lonsdale (Prewitt), Ryan Sampson (Maggio), Rebecca Thornhill (Karen), Keisha Amponsa Banson, Marc Antolin, Julie Armstrong, James Ballanger, John Brannoch, Abigail Climer, Brian Doherty, Jessica Ellen, Dale Evans, Shimi Goodman, Kirby Hughes, Lauren Ingram, Dean John-Wilson, Joshua Lacey, Carolyn Maitland, Nuno Queimado, Lucinda Shaw, Warren Sollars, David Stoller, Rebecca Sutherland, Laura Tyrer, Adam Vaughan, Lauren Varnham, Stephen Webb, Matthew Wesley.
Music Stuart Brayson. Lyrics Tim Rice. Book by Bill Oakes (musical theatre version of James Jones' 1951 novel.. Producer Tim Rice. Producer Lee Menzies (for Eternity Productions). Director Tamara Harvey. Design Soutra Gilmour. Lighting Bruno Poet. Choreographer Javier De Frutos. Sound Mick Potter.