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Battle Cry Details


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 so much that he adopted it as his professional cognomen. Composer Max Steiner's musical score earned him an Oscar nomination. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:February 2, 1955


Awarded by
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Max Steiner Best Drama or Comedy Score 1955 Nominee


Van Heflin
as Maj. Sam Huxley
Aldo Ray
as Andy Hookens
Mona Freeman
as Kathy Walker
Nancy Olson
as Mrs. Pat Rogers
Tab Hunter
as Danny Forrester
James Whitmore
as Sgt. Mac/Narrator
Raymond Massey
as Gen. Snipes
Dorothy Malone
as Mrs. Elaine Yarborough
Anne Francis
as Rae
John Lupton
as Marion Hotchkiss
Perry Lopez
as Joe Gomez
Fess Parker
as Speedy
Tommy Cook
as Ziltch
Felix Noriego
as Crazy Horse
Susan Morrow
as Susan
Carleton Young
as Maj. Jim Wellman
Rhys Williams
as Enoch Rogers
Allyn Ann McLerie
as Ruby, Waitress
Gregory Walcott
as Sgt. Jim Beller
Frank Ferguson
as Mr. Hector Walker
Willis B. Bouchey
as Mr. Forrester
Chick Chandler
as Chaplain
Victor Millan
as Pedro
Sarah Selby
as Mrs. Forrester
L.Q. Jones
as L.Q. Jones
Glenn Denning
as Sea Bags
Don Durant
Sarah Selby
as Mrs. Forrester
Glenn Denning
as Sea Bags
Victor Millan
as Pedro
Chick Chandler
as Chaplain
L.Q. Jones
as L.Q. Jones


Raoul Walsh
Raoul Walsh
Sidney Hickox
Max Steiner
Composer (Music Score)
William H. Ziegler
John Beckman
Art Director
Moss Mabry
Costume Designer
William Kissell
First Assistant Director
Gordon Bau