Battle Cry

  • PG
  • Raoul Walsh (1955)
  • US
  • 142 min
Battle Cry
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

It may seem dated today, but this impressive Warner Bros drama based on Leon Uris's semi-fictional account of his own wartime experiences still packs a terrific emotional punch in the hands of director Raoul Walsh. It is exceptionally well cast, with a key star-making role for Tab Hunter, though top-billed Van Heflin has little to do but act gritty as the leader of "Huxley's Harlots". Watch out, too, for Justus E McQueen as LQ Jones, who took his professional name from the character he portrays here. There's also a rousing Oscar-nominated score by the great Max Steiner. Only the Warner-imposed phoney ending upsets the battle plan.

Plot Summary

Second World War drama starring Van Heflin and Aldo Ray. A major takes his youthful charges through the rigorous training needed for a special assignment, where they will confront the brutal realities of war.

Cast and crew

Cast

Major Huxley
Van Heflin
Andy
Aldo Ray
Kathy
Mona Freeman
Pat
Nancy Olson
Sergeant Mac
James Whitmore
General Snipes
Raymond Massey
Danny
Tab Hunter
Elaine
Dorothy Malone
Rae
Anne Francis
Ski
William Campbell
Marion
John Lupton
LQ Jones
L Q Jones

Crew

Director
Raoul Walsh

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Warner Bros Pictures Ltd
Available on video and DVD
Certificate PG
Categories
Drama

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