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Battle Cry (1955)

 -  Drama | Romance | War  -  2 February 1955 (USA)
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A group of young Marines have adventures in love and war.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Major Sam Huxley (CO, 2nd Bn., 6th Marine Regt.)
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Pvt. / Pfc Andy Hookens
Mona Freeman ...
Kathy, later: Mrs. Danny Forrester
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Mrs. Pat Rogers
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MSgt. Mac / Narrator
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Maj. Gen. Snipes
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Pvt. / Cpl. Dan 'Danny' Forrester
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Mrs. Elaine Yarborough (USO manager in San Diego)
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Rae
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Pvt. 'Ski' Wronski
John Lupton ...
Pvt. / Cpl. Marion 'Sister Mary' Hotchkiss
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Pvt. L.Q. Jones (as Justus E. McQueen)
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Pvt. Joe Gomez aka Spanish Joe
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Pvt. Speedy
Jonas Applegarth ...
Pvt. Lighttower (Navajo Phonetalker)
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Storyline

In 1942, a group of young men join the Marines, leaving loved ones behind. Primed for battle, they are frustrated by many non-combat assignments, as we follow their wartime romances, especially Andy Hookens' involvement with Pat, a New Zealand widow. Andy and Pat have just decided that war requires them to 'live for the moment' when, in 1944, our team finally goes into a real battle... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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THE SCORCHINGLY PERSONAL BEST-SELLER! (original print ad - all caps)

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Drama | Romance | War

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Release Date:

2 February 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le cri de la victoire  »

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(RCA Sound System) (magnetic prints)| (RCA Sound System) (optical prints)

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(WarnerColor)| (archive footage)| (archive footage)

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2.55 : 1
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Trivia

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). See more »

Goofs

There are several shots at MCRD (San Diego), and of the battalion marching with African-American Marines in the ranks. In 1942 and 1943, integrated units did not exist. It wasn't until 1948 that President Truman signed an Executive Order to investigate full integration of the armed forces. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Elaine Yarborough: Let's take a dip in the pool.
Pvt.: I haven't got a suit.
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Connections

Referenced in Ellie Parker (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Can't We Talk It Over?
(uncredited)
Music by Victor Young
Played after Joe tells his Guadalcanal story
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Peyton Place set to the Marine Corp hymn.
20 September 1999 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

Let me start by saying I really enjoyed this film and have watched it perhaps a half dozen times. The comments by Mr. Glassey do seem unfair to me. This movie doesnt show us the guts and bloodshed and realism that is accepted and maybe even expected by todays standards but it does show the loss of war. The fear of war and the heroism that was a part of being a marine in WWII. It shows us 3 dimensional characters like "High Pockets" who loves his men as much as he loves the Marines. Yes, I suppose some of the situations are glossed over but that is to be expected when you are trying to tell a story this big in the time alloted. The beginning and middle of the film which focus' on training and shipping over seas to New Zealand is first rate entertainment. The last third where we go into combat with the cast is not as realistic as modern films, but how can it be? It is 1955 when this movie was made and the technology to show how war really looks was not possible then. And even if one may argue that it was, the desire and allowable limits of the day would have precluded that sort of realism anyway. All in all, this is a fair if not excellent portrait of marines going to war.


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