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Cry of Battle (1963)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 9 October 1963 (USA)
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.

Director:

Irving Lerner

Writers:

Benjamin Appel (novel), Bernard Gordon
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Van Heflin ... Joe Trent
Rita Moreno ... Sisa
James MacArthur ... David McVey
Leopoldo Salcedo Leopoldo Salcedo ... Manuel Careo
Sidney Clute ... Col. Ryker
Marilou Muñoz Marilou Muñoz ... Pinang
Oscar Roncal Oscar Roncal ... Atong
Liza Moreno ... Vera
Michael Parsons Michael Parsons ... Capt. Davis
Claude Wilson Claude Wilson ... Matchek
Vic Silayan Vic Silayan ... Capt. Garcia
Oscar Keesee Oscar Keesee
Hal Bowie Hal Bowie
Francisco Cruz Francisco Cruz
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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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Trivia

This was the movie playing on a double-bill at the Texas Theater in Dallas when Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested there on 22 November 1963 for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the murder of police officer J.D. Tippit. The other half of the double feature, War Is Hell (1961), was the movie playing during the arrest. It is suspected that Cry of Battle did not actually screen that day, as the theater closed for a few days following the arrest. See more »

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Referenced in Frontline: Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald? (1993) See more »

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Corrections in film and trivia.
6 July 2006 | by joesteinberg012See all my reviews

I was the producer of "Cry of Battle". The production name, Petramonte,is Stein(stone)berg(mountain) in Spanish. The rape scene was with Van Heflin trying to rape Pinang, played by the Phillipina actress, Marilou Munoz, not Rita Morena. For Trivia: I shot around Rita Morena so that she could fly back to LA for the Acedemy Award. She got an Oscar that year, returned and continued shooting. The working title was "To be a man". The book called for an young adult. Making the David McVey character younger with James MacArthur, it was better contrast as a much younger man. We shot a number of days using jitneys (old cars used as buses) horse drawn carts in crowded streets. This was that start of the Japanese attack. All of that work and footage went into the trash can and we ended up with a simple line about the date.


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Country:

Philippines | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Officers and Men See more »

Filming Locations:

Philippines

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Production Co:

Petramonte Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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