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Battle Cry (1955)

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

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(screenplay) (as Leon M. Uris), (novel) (as Leon M. Uris)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Maj. Sam Huxley - CO, 2nd Bn., 6th Marine Regt.
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Pvt. / Pfc Andy Hookens
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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
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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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Sound Mix:

(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

During the scene where the Marines are resting during the march back to camp they are passed by the 1st Marines returning in trucks. There is waving and jeering as the trucks go by. One of the Marines sitting on the ground can be seen "flipping the bird". See more »

Goofs

While Danny talks to Elaine at her apartment his shirt is alternately buttoned/unbuttoned between shots. 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 The Wanderers (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Wedding March
(uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played at the wedding
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A goodie
19 February 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best of a whole slew of WW2 films that were made in the 50's, some others of which are also very good. This one stars Aldo Ray and James Whitmore, a young Tab Hunter and others destined to become stars. The action scenes are all done pretty well in most of these films and this one is no exception. By today's standards, there are no real special effects, but what little are in the film are state-of-the-art for the time. This film should be seen to appreciate what our soldiers, sailors and marines did for us in WW2.


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