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Battle Cry (1955)

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This film follows a group of WWII marines from basic training to the battlefield. Major Van Heflin knows that his men are spoiling for a real fight but must make do with the desultory skirmishes assigned them. All this changes with an onslaught of heavy-duty battling in the South Pacific.

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Cast

Tab Hunter
as Pvt./Cpl. Dan 'Danny' Forrester
Aldo Ray
as Pvt./Pfc. Andy Hookens
Van Heflin
as Major Sam Huxley
Nancy Olson
as Mrs. Pat Rogers
James Whitmore
as Sgt. Mac/Narrator
Raymond Massey
as Gen. Snipes
Dorothy Malone
as Mrs. Elaine Yarborough
John Lupton
as Marion Hotchkiss
L.Q. Jones
as L.Q. Jones
Perry Lopez
as Joe Gomez
Tommy Cook
as Ziltch
Felix Noriego
as Crazy Horse
Carleton Young
as Maj. Jim Wellman
Rhys Williams
as Enoch Rogers
Allyn Ann McLerie
as Ruby, Waitress
Gregory Walcott
as Sgt. Jim Beller
Frank Ferguson
as Mr. Hector Walker
Sarah Selby
as Mrs. Forrester
Willis B. Bouchey
as Mr. Forrester
Glenn Denning
as Sea Bags
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Critic Reviews for Battle Cry

All Critics (4)

Benefiting from a great cast (Van Heflin, Aldo Ray, James Whitemore), Raoul Walsh's WWII actioner is one of the most commercially popular war movies ever made.

Full Review… | January 26, 2012
EmanuelLevy.Com

More a soap opera story of wartime romances than an action war film.

Full Review… | July 12, 2011
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Fascinating soap opera romance with a little bit of World War II background.

Full Review… | July 17, 2009
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Audience Reviews for Battle Cry

Large scale WWII drama mixes battle sequences with personal stories. Good acting from a large cast.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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½

Fine World War II film, good cast headed by Van Heflin and Aldo Ray, who particularly stands out. There are some outstanding battle sequences. It is slowed down at times by some dramatic interludes, a little more editing would have been a plus for the film, which is way overlong at two and a half hours.

James Higgins
James Higgins
½

Fine World War II film, good cast headed by Van Heflin and Aldo Ray, who particularly stands out. There are some outstanding battle sequences. It is slowed down at times by some dramatic interludes, a little more editing would have been a plus for the film, which is way overlong at two and a half hours.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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