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Cry of Battle (1963)

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During World War II, the spoiled son of a wealthy businessman finds himself involved in the guerrilla movement fighting against the Japanese, and finds romance and adventure.

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During World War II, the spoiled son of a wealthy businessman finds himself involved in the guerrilla movement fighting against the Japanese, and finds romance and adventure.

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Lustiest Saga of the South Pacific

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This was the movie playing on a double-bill at the Texas Theater when Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested there on 22 November 1963 for the murder of a police officer and assassination of President John F. Kennedy, The other half of the double feature, War Is Hell (1961), was the movie playing during the arrest. See more »

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Lost Diamond
5 June 2004 | by (Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

Cry of Battle is a WWII film that portrays a side of the war not normally focused on, the conflicts in the Philippines. The film overall proved to be quite interesting in both the historical and plot aspects. Specifically the plot was just not focused upon a love triangle, but also corrupted friendships and the theme of man vs. man. The film held many underlying themes that were projected both to better tell the story and also display the historical context of the film. The three lead actors (Van Heflin, James MacArthur, and Rita Moreno) rightfully portrayed their characters developing them throughout the movie. All in all Cry of Battle is one of the thousands of war films glossed over during the mid twentieth century, except it actually was a diamond lost in a pile of rocks.


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