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The Gallant Hours (1960)

 -  Biography | Drama | War  -  13 June 1960 (Sweden)
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A semi-documentary dramatization of five weeks in the life of Vice Admiral William F. "Bull" Halsey, Jr., from his assignment to command the U.S. naval operations in the South Pacific to ... See full summary »

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Lt. Cmdr. Andy Lowe
Ward Costello ...
Capt. Harry Black
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Cmdr. Mike Pulaski
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Lt. Cmdr. Roy Webb
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Capt. Frank Enright
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Capt. Horace Keys
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Capt. Bill Bailey
Leon Lontoc ...
Manuel
Robert Burton ...
Maj. Gen. Roy Geiger
Carleton Young ...
Col. Evans Carlson
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Maj. Gen. Archie Vandergrift
Harry Landers ...
Capt. Joseph Foss
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Father Frederic Gehring
James Yagi ...
Rear Adm. Jiro Kobe
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A semi-documentary dramatization of five weeks in the life of Vice Admiral William F. "Bull" Halsey, Jr., from his assignment to command the U.S. naval operations in the South Pacific to the Allied victory at Guadalcanal. Written by Chris Stone <jstone@bellatlantic.net>

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navy | naval battle

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They Called Him the Bull of the Pacific...His Name Was Halsey..But the Enemy Spelled it Hell!

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Biography | Drama | War

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Near the end of the film the Battle of Cape Esperance is taking place. At the same time as the ambush of Japanese Admiral Yamamoto. In fact, the battle took place on the night of October 11-12, 1942. The death of Yamamoto was April 18, 1943, six months later. See more »

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Fleet Admiral William F. 'Bull' Halsey Jr.: There are no great men, only great challenges that ordinary men are forced by circumstances to meet.
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Referenced in What's My Line?: Episode dated 15 May 1960 (1960) See more »

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The Gallant Hours Theme
Words and Music by Ward Costello
Sung by Roger Wagner Chorale (as The Roger Wagner Chorale)
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Watch Out For The Chorus
20 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Straightforward black and white World War II battlefield biography about U.S. Navy Admiral William F. 'Bull' Halsey with zero combat scenes makes it a rough going 116 minutes despite an outstanding James Cagney as Halsey. Dennis "Chester" Weaver—minus his limp from "Gunsmoke"--played his aide. Warning: if you watch this respectable war film, prepare yourself for a male chorus cooing behind the scenes in reverence. After the first 10 minutes, that cooing gets pretty thick. Director Robert Montgomery, who fought in World War II in the European Theater of Operations, reenacts everything in a semi-documentary style and adds to the film's overall sense of credibility. Nevertheless, this Hollywood epic ought to be a regular film on the History Channel because it doesn't deviate from the facts.


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