The Gallant Hours

1960, Movie, NR, 115 mins

James Cagney was the perfect choice to play Admiral Halsey. Not only did the actor resemble the naval hero, he became him in this very truthful documentary-style film about the five weeks between October 18 and December 1, 1942. Although Halsey and Japanese Admiral Yamamoto (Goto) admire each other's military expertise, the American has a personal grudge against his Japanese counterpart, and, using superior strategy, Halsey outwits Yamamoto in the battle of Guadalcanal. THE GALLANT HOURS is the story of a great victory, yet there is almost no battle action on-screen. Instead, director Montgomery focuses on the human side of the war, taking the time to show t...
Released: 1960 Rated: NR Length: 115 mins

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