An extended run of the classic film From Here To Eternity forms part of the BFI's Deborah Kerr Season at BFI Southbank from 21 September - 7 October 2010. Jo Botting, Fiction Curator at the BFI National Archive, speaks here about this most iconic 1950s Hollywood film and the impact that it had on Kerr's career. Zinnermann's 8 Oscar winning picture - including Best Film and Best Director - reflects on the tempestuous lives of young soldiers in Hawaiian barracks just before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Deborah Kerr's appearance as a neglected army wife - and her part in in the infamous beach scene with Burt Lancaster - led to a profound professional shift. Montgomery Clift, Donna Reed, Ernest Borgnine and Frank Sinatra - who took a significant pay cut to play the role - complete the outstanding cast of the film.