The Gallant Hours
The Gallant Hours (1960)

This World War II drama depicts more cerebral jousting than actual battle scenes. Admiral Halsey (James Cagney) and Japanese Admiral Hamamoto (James T. Goto) engage in a life and death chess game in the South Pacific in the days leading up… More

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Rated: Unrated
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DVD Release Date: June 1, 1992
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Dennis Schwartz
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Aside from Cagney's gritty performance, the subdued biopic, shot in black-and-white and in an episodic semi-documentary style, lacks oomph and muscle.

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jay nixon
Jimmy's fine but this is plodding and dull.