Battle Cry is a 1955 CinemaScope film, starring Van Heflin, Aldo Ray, James Whitmore, Tab Hunter, Anne Francis, Dorothy Malone, Raymond Massey, and Mona Freeman. The movie is based on the novel by Leon Uris, who also wrote the screenplay, and was produced and directed by Raoul Walsh.
The film is a drama set in World War II, following a group of United States Marines from boot camp to combat. It depicts the details of the training, the forming of comradeship and the relentless training of the battalion, led by Major "High Pockets" Huxley, has to undergo. In two battles (Guadalcanal and Tarawa), the battalion is only used in mop-up duties, but after an out-of-line argument between "High Pockets" and the commanding general, they are used as lead battalion in the final battle in Saipan, hitting Red Beach with severe casualties.
Beside describing the battalion's everyday activities, the movie also details the private lives of three of the Marines.
Battle Cry received an Academy Award...