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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Fleet Adm. William F. Halsey Jr.
... Lt. Cmdr. Andy Lowe
Ward Costello ... Capt. Harry Black
... Cmdr. Mike Pulaski
... Lt. Cmdr. Roy Webb
... Capt. Frank Enright
... Capt. Horace Keys
... Capt. Bill Bailey
... Manuel
... Maj. Gen. Roy Geiger
... Col. Evans Carlson
... Maj. Gen. Archie Vandergrift
... Capt. Joseph Foss
... 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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Battle Story of the Bull of the Pacific! See more »

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Biography | Drama | War

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13 June 1960 (Sweden)  »

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Der Admiral  »

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This marked the sixth and final movie directorial effort of actor Robert Montgomery. See more »

Goofs

For most of the movie Nimitz is shown as having the rank of a 3-star Vice Admiral. Nimitz never held that rank, he was promoted from a 2-star Rear Admiral directly to a 4-star Admiral on December 31, 1941. 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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Historical Significance
17 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

A very good film. Not a lot of typical war-movie action, but a film of considerable historic interest. A film made in documentary style and based closely on facts can certainly hold the viewer's attention, and this film does that extremely well. The only criticism I have concerns the one scene where Halsey sends his admiral's stars to the respective widows of Rear Admirals Scott and Callahan. It gives a somewhat insensitive impression that the two admirals died so that Admiral Halsey could receive his promotion to five-star Fleet Admiral. That, of course, was not the case. One of the many good aspects of this film is it's casting. Cagney is ideal for the role of Halsey, and Dennis Weaver thoroughly shines playing the part of Halsey's pilot.


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