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The Gallant Hours Details


The "mutual admiration society" consisting of actor James Cagney and actor/director Robert Montgomery culminated in the 1960 film The Gallant Hours. Cagney stars as war hero Admiral William F. "Bull" Halsey. On the verge of retirement, Halsey recalls his most fateful wartime experience: his five-week showdown between himself and Japanese Admiral Yamamoto (James T. Goto) in 1942. In command of the American naval forces in the Pacific, Halsey scores a crucial, tide-turning victory at Guadalcanal. In concentrating on the participants rather than the battle itself, The Gallant Hours is a character study of a remarkable American. The a cappella "score" performed by Ken Darby and the King's Men Quartet is a matter of taste. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


James Cagney
as Fleet Adm. William F. Halsey, Jr.
Dennis Weaver
as Lt. Cmdr. Andy Lowe
Ward Costello
as Capt. Harry Black
Richard Jaeckel
as Lt. Cmdr. Roy Webb
Les Tremayne
as Capt. Frank Enright
Robert Burton
as Maj. Gen. Roy Geiger
Raymond Bailey
as Maj. Gen. Archie Vandergrift
Carl Benton Reid
as Vice Adm. Robert Ghormley
Walter Sande
as Capt. Horace Keys
Karl Swenson
as Capt. Bill Bailey
Vaughn Taylor
as Cmdr. Mike Pulaski
Harry Landers
as Capt. Joe Foss
Richard Carlyle
as Fr. Gehring
James Yagi
as Rear Adm. Jiro Kobe
John Zaremba
as Maj. Gen. Harmon
Carleton Young
as Col. Evans Carlson
William Schallert
as Capt. Tom Lamphier
Nelson Leigh
as Adm. Callaghan
Tyler McVey
as Adm. Ernest J. King
Leon Lontoc
as Manuel
Robert Montgomery
Selmar Jackson
as Adm. Chester Nimitz
Sydney Smith
as Adm. Scott
Selmar Jackson
as Adm. Chester Nimitz
Leon Lontoc
as Manuel


Robert Montgomery
Robert Montgomery
James Cagney
Frank D. Gilroy
Joe MacDonald
Roger Wagner
Composer (Music Score)
Ward Costello
Composer (Music Score)
Wiard Ihman
Art Director
Jack Martell
Costume Designer