More than just a roll in the surf.
One of the biggest Oscar winners ever (and deservedly so), this tale of military life right before the attack on Pearl Harbor is best known for Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr gettin’ frisky on the beach.
It’s a potent mix of sudsy soap opera and dark drama, as an all-star cast deals with remarkably mature subject matter for a film released in 1953 (even if censors forced some cuts from the novel).
Nearly 70 years later, it still roars with vibrant life in every scene.
Head back to paradise, and witness cinematic greatness.