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Battle Cry

Year:
Duration:
149 min | West Germany:136 min
Genres:
Drama | Romance | War
IMDB rate:
6.6
Director:
Raoul Walsh
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar.
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1955-02-02
Filming Locations: Warner Brothers Burbank Studios - 4000 Warner Boulevard, Burbank, California, USA
Earnings
Gross: $17,440,000 (USA) Rentals $8,000,000 (USA)
Cast
Actor
Character
Van Heflin
Major Sam Huxley (CO, 2nd Bn., 6th Marine Regt.)
Aldo Ray
Pvt. / Pfc Andy Hookens
Mona Freeman
Kathy, later: Mrs. Danny Forrester
Nancy Olson
Mrs. Pat Rogers
James Whitmore
MSgt. Mac / Narrator
Raymond Massey
Maj. Gen. Snipes
Tab Hunter
Pvt. / Cpl. Dan 'Danny' Forrester
Dorothy Malone
Mrs. Elaine Yarborough (USO manager in San Diego)
Anne Francis
Rae
William Campbell
Pvt. 'Ski' Wronski
John Lupton
Pvt. / Cpl. Marion 'Sister Mary' Hotchkiss
L.Q. Jones
Pvt. L.Q. Jones (as Justus E. McQueen)
Perry Lopez
Pvt. Joe Gomez aka Spanish Joe
Fess Parker
Pvt. Speedy
Jonas Applegarth
Pvt. Lighttower (Navajo Phonetalker)
Tommy Cook
Cpl. Ziltch (Huxley's orderly)
Felix Noriego
Pvt. Crazy Horse (Navajo Phonetalker)
Carleton Young
Maj. Jim Wellman (Battalion Executive Officer)
Rhys Williams
Enoch Rogers
Gregory Walcott
Sgt. Jim Beller (drill instructor)
Frank Ferguson
Mr. Hector Walker
Sarah Selby
Mrs. Forrester
Willis Bouchey
Mr. Forrester
Lee Allen
Minor Role (uncredited)
Roxanne Arlen
Blonde Girl (uncredited)
David Armstrong
Other Boy (uncredited)
Joan Arnold
Cheap Dame (uncredited)
John Ayres
Conductor (uncredited)
Rayford Barnes
Marine Aide on Command Ship Off Saipan (uncredited)
Paul Barry
Minor Role (uncredited)
Hal Bokar
Marine (uncredited)
Budd Buster
Old Man (uncredited)
Chick Chandler
Capt. Chaplin (uncredited)
Dean Cromer
Watkins (uncredited)
Glen Denning
Seabags (uncredited)
Jack Downs
Minor Role (uncredited)
Don Durant
Marine (uncredited)
Bess Flowers
Woman Seated at Table for Three (uncredited)
Sol Gorss
Bartender in Brawl (uncredited)
Paul Grant
Orderly (uncredited)
Fred Hanson
Minor Role (uncredited)
Carl Harbaugh
New Zealander (uncredited)
Lumsden Hare
New Zealander (uncredited)
Chuck Hicks
Marine in Hospital (uncredited)
Clark Howat
Marine Colonel (uncredited)
Jack Jordan
Adm. Parks (uncredited)
Harold Knudsen
Bud Forrester (uncredited)
June McCall
Second Girl (uncredited)
Victor Millan
Pvt. Pedro (uncredited)
Ralph Moratz
Extra (uncredited)
Fay Morley
Third Girl (uncredited)
Jack Mower
Man in Bar (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien
Bartender (uncredited)
Eddie Parker
Bartender in Brawl (uncredited)
Hilda Plowright
Mrs. Rogers
Jack Rollens
News Hawk (uncredited)
George Selk
Old Man (uncredited)
Jack Shea
Baltimore Recruiting Sergeant (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock
Man in Bar (uncredited)
Kay Stewart
Mrs. Martha Walker (uncredited)
Jack Stoney
Bartender in Brawl (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel
Bartender in Brawl (uncredited)
Sailor Vincent
Bartender in Brawl (uncredited)
Ralph Volkie
Bartender (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
The transport shown at dock side after Andy's marriage to Pat that his battalion is shipping out on; is the USS Pickaway (APA-222). It was an attack transport commissioned 12 Dec 1944.
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Film debut of L.Q. Jones (billed under his real name of "Justus E. McQueen"; he took his character's name in this film as his real name after this film was released).
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The movie is based on the novel by Leon Uris, who also wrote the screenplay, and was produced and directed by Raoul Walsh. It received an Academy Award nomination for Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture.
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Goofs
Although the story takes place in 1942, all of the women's clothing and hairstyles, particularly those of Nancy Olson, Dorothy Malone and Mona Freeman, are strictly 1954; the sole exception is Anne Francis, whose appearance does actually imply the correct era at least to some extent.
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The attack transport USS Pickaway (APA-222) shown at dock side after Pat and Andy's wedding; and just before the battle of Tarawa; wasn't commissioned until Dec 12 1944. This ship wasn't yet built for Tarawa.
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When the unit first comes under enemy air attack, the path of explosions on the ground take a sharp turn from the left to follow the men along the road. It is physically impossible for any plane to turn sharply enough to leave that sharp a pattern on the ground
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Quotes
Mrs. Elaine Yarborough: Let's take a dip in the pool.
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Photos from cast
Allyn Ann McLerie Susan Morrow
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