From Here to Eternity. 1953. USA. Directed by Fred Zinnemann. Screenplay by Daniel Taradash, based on the novel by James Jones. With Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Frank Sinatra. 118 min.
The iconic seaside embrace between Kerr's tightly wound military wife and Burt Lancaster's dutiful officer is pure movie alchemy! It's perhaps the most erotic scene in film, even though their bathing suits stay on as the surf rolls in. Frank Sinatra was awarded a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Angelo Maggio, a role he strongly campaigned for.