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The Gallant Hours (1960)

Approved | | Biography, Drama, War | 13 June 1960 (Sweden)
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.

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Lt. Cmdr. Andy Lowe
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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
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Maj. Gen. Roy Geiger
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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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The Gallant Hours depicts the crucial five-week period in October-November 1942 after Admiral Halsey took command of the beleaguered American forces in the South Pacific Area. That period of combat became a turning point in the struggle against the Japanese Empire during the World War II. The story is told in flashback, framed by Halsey's ceremony of going on inactive duty in 1947. Written by Anonymous

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

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Biography | Drama | War

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Trivia

You will notice there is no music being played through out the movie. At the time of filming, there was a musicians strike. Choir music was used instead. See more »

Goofs

In the film Halsey's son is missing on "a floatplane to Efate." In truth he was a passenger on a torpedo plane that went down in August 1943 almost a year after the movie plot. See more »

Quotes

Fleet Admiral William F. 'Bull' Halsey Jr.: Half a carrier is better than none.
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Soundtracks

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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