James Jones


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Longest Day, The (1962) -- (Movie Clip) Maybe I Was Wrong About Rhoda First appearance of Rod Steiger as a fictional American navy destroyer commander, joining in the overnight assault in the early hours of June 6 , 1944, then on the deck Jeffrey Hunter as fictional Fuller, Joseph Lowe as “Sparrow,” Peter Helm as Mac, more anecdotes as producer Darryl F. Zanuck builds toward the D-Day invasion, in The Longest Day, 1962.
Longest Day, The (1962) -- (Movie Clip) Request Reluctantly Approved Peter Lawford as Lovat, (Scottish-born British aristocrat Simon Christopher Joseph Fraser, a real person) minimizing his oratory en route to the D-Day invasion, then Edmond O’Brien as Gen. Barton, and Henry Fonda (then 56, the same age as his character) finally appearing 90 minutes into the picture as Gen. Teddy Roosevelt Jr., dramatizing a famous actual event, in The Longest Day, 1962.
Longest Day, The (1962) -- (Movie Clip) Why'd He Have To Mention Fort Bragg? In an airplane hangar in England converted to barracks, we’ve just met Red Buttons as American G.I. Steele and Richard Beymer as Schultz, having something of a personal reckoning, observed by buddy Martini (Sal Mineo), awaiting D-Day, in producer Darryl F. Zanuck’s The Longest Day. 1962.
From Here To Eternity (1953) -- (Movie Clip) I Was Born Smart Pearl Harbor, 1941, Warden (Burt Lancaster) telling Prewitt (Montgomery Clift) he will end up boxing for the regiment, escorts him to Leyva (Mickey Shaughnessy), arrival of commander's wife Karen (Deborah Kerr) switching the focus, early in Fred Zinnemann's From Here To Eternity, 1953.
From Here To Eternity (1953) -- (Movie Clip) Nobody Ever Kissed Me... The landmark surf scene in its entirety, Sergeant Warden (Burt Lancaster) with his commanding officer's wife Karen (Deborah Kerr), a good deal of exposition following the action, in From Here To Eternity, 1953, from the James Jones novel, directed by Fred Zinnemann.
From Here To Eternity (1953) -- (Movie Clip) Don't Tell Me The Princess Is Your Style Angelo (Frank Sinatra) beginning his routine at the New Congress Club, annoyed by Judson (Ernest Borgnine) on piano, Prewitt (Montgomery Clift) being shown around by Annette (Jean Willes), until he spies "Lorene" (Donna Reed), in From Here To Eternity, 1953.
From Here to Eternity (1953) -- (Movie Clip) Snake Eyes The famous “Snake Eyes” scene with Montgomery Clift as Pearl Harbor-based soldier Prewitt and Donna Reed as girlfriend Alma, was Frank Sinatra's audition for his Oscar-winning role as soldier Angelo Maggio in From Here to Eternity, 1953, Fred Zinnemann's film from the James Jones novel.
From Here to Eternity (1953) -- (Movie Clip) Hey Paisan! Dismissing buddy Prewitt (Montgomery Clift), Maggio (Frank Sinatra, in his Oscar-winning performance), with his only semi-musical bit, catches guard duty, setting off a tragic series of events in director Fred Zinnemann's 1953 Best Picture winner, From Here to Eternity.
From Here To Eternity (1953) -- (Movie Clip) Pay Day And Girls Maggio (Frank Sinatra) talks fellow Hawaii-based soldier Prewitt (Montgomery Clift) through pay-day and the ensuing festivities, while Warden (Burt Lancaster) gets a warning (about Deborah Kerr) from George (later "Superman") Reeves, in the 1953 Best Picture Oscar-winner From Here to Eternity.
Some Came Running (1959) -- (Movie Clip) You're A Nice Kid From the opening credits, veteran Dave Hirsch (Frank Sinatra) has forgotten about Ginny (Shirley MacLaine), arriving in his Indiana home town on a Greyhound, in Some Came Running, 1959, Vincente Minnelli's film from the James Jones novel.
Some Came Running (1959) -- (Movie Clip) Same Handsome Rascal Arriving with long-estranged banker brother Frank (Arthur Kennedy), ex-writer and discharged soldier Dave (Frank Sinatra) meets sister-in-law Agnes (Leora Dana) and niece Dawn (Betty Lou Keim), in Vincente Minnelli's Some Came Running, 1959.
Some Came Running (1959) -- (Movie Clip) One Hundred Percent Platonic Long inactive writer Dave (Frank Sinatra) is more interested in creative writing teacher Gwen (Martha Hyer) than in his work, as she reviews his latest, in Vincente Minnelli's Some Came Running, 1959.