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The Gallant Hours (13-Jun-1960)

Director: Robert Montgomery

Writers: Beirne Lay, Jr.; Frank D. Gilroy

Music Composed and Conducted by: Roger Wagner

Producer: Robert Montgomery

Keywords: Drama, WWII, Biography

Docudrama studying the leadership of William F. Halsey starting with his taking command of U.S. force in the South Pacific, to the victory at Guadalcanal. A unique war film with no battle scenes, Cagney's restrained performance seems accurate at first blush but it probably did not properly capture the man -- Halsey had quite a temper.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Raymond Bailey
Actor
6-May-1904 15-Apr-1980 Milburn on Beverly Hillbillies
James Cagney
Actor
17-Jul-1899 30-Mar-1986 New York tough guy
Richard Jaeckel
Actor
10-Oct-1926 14-Jun-1997 Sometimes a Great Notion
Carl Benton Reid
Actor
14-Aug-1893 16-Mar-1973 The Little Foxes
Walter Sande
Actor
9-Jul-1906 22-Feb-1972 Character actor
Les Tremayne
Radio Personality
16-Apr-1913 19-Dec-2003 Veteran of 30,000 radio broadcasts
Dennis Weaver
Actor
4-Jun-1924 24-Feb-2006 Sam McCloud in McCloud
Carleton Young
Actor
21-Oct-1905 7-Nov-1994 20000 Leagues Under the Sea

CAST

James Cagney   ...   Fleet Adm. William F. Halsey
with
Dennis Weaver   ...   Lt. Cmdr. Andy Lowe
Ward Costello   ...   Capt. Harry Black
Vaughn Taylor   ...   Cmdr. Mike Pulaski
Richard Jaeckel   ...   Lt. Cmdr. Roy Webb
Les Tremayne   ...   Capt. Frank Enright
Walter Sande   ...   Capt. Horace Keys
Karl Swenson   ...   Capt. Bill Bailey
Leon Lontoc   ...   Manuel
Robert Burton   ...   Maj. Gen. Roy Geiger
Carleton Young   ...   Col. Evans Carlson
Raymond Bailey   ...   Maj. Gen. Archie Vandergrift
Harry Landers   ...   Capt. Joseph Foss
Richard Carlyle   ...   Father Frederic Gehring
James Yagi   ...   Rear Adm. Jiro Kobe
James T. Goto   ...   Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto
Carl Benton Reid   ...   Vice-Adm. Robert Ghormley
Narration on Japanese Sequences
Art Gilmore   ...   Narrator

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