* SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: This was Frank Sinatraís first foray into serious acting after plenty of musicals.
* MoralEventHorizon: Staff Sgt. Judson [[spoiler:beating Maggio to death.]]
* NeverLiveItDown: An urban legend has since arisen that Sinatra got his Oscar-winning part thanks to his mob connections. That hasnít been proven, but it did inspire the Johnny Fontane storyline in ''Film/TheGodfather''.
** Creator/ErnestBorgnine, while filming ''Film/{{Marty}}'', went into the Bronx to get into character for the role. While there, just walking around, he was harrassed badly by some local toughs who were enraged that Borgnine's character in ''From Here to Eternity'', Sgt. Judson, had killed Frank Sinatra's character. He was only able to calm them down by explaining that in reality, he was good friends with Sinatra, as well as being a fellow Italian-American.