Battle Cry
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Adapted by Leon Uris from his own novel, the film follows a group of World War II marines, from Basic Training to Battlefield. Major Van Heflin knows that his men are spoiling for a real fight, but must make do with the desultory skirmishes assigned them by the Brass. All this changes with an onslaught of heavy-duty battling in the South Pacific. Aldo Ray plays a tough leatherneck who falls in love with demure Nancy Olson, while James Whitmore, Tab Hunter, Dorothy Malone and Raymond Massey costar. And watch for young Justus McQueen, cast as private L.Q. Jones; McQueen liked his character name… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

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"Benefiting from a great cast (Van Heflin, Aldo Ray, James Whitemore), Raoul Walsh's WWII actioner is one of the most commercially popular war movies ever made."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"More a soap opera story of wartime romances than an action war film."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Fascinating soap opera romance with a little bit of World War II background."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
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