Battle Cry

Synopsis: In 1942, a group of young men join the Marines, leaving loved ones behind. Primed for battle, they are frustrated by many non-combat assignments, as we follow their wartime romances, especially Andy Hookens' involvement with Pat, a New Zealand widow. Andy and Pat have just decided that war requires them to 'live for the moment' when, in 1944, our team finally goes into a real battle...
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Director(s): Raoul Walsh
149 min

...and speak only when spoken to.

You will salute everything moving

above the rank of private.

- What's your name, son?

- I.Q. Jones.

"My name is Private Jones, I.Q., sir!"

My name is Private I.Q. Jones, sir.

Your Honor.

- Where are you from, meathead?

- Cotton Plant, sir.

- Cotton Plant, what?

- Arkansas.

It ain't no more than a wide spot in a thin road...

Shut up!

Who said you could talk?

- You chewing gum, son?

- Yes, sir.

Swallow it.

All right, you people, from now on,

it's gonna be double-time.

No more walking.

All right, you're gonna get fed now.

Personally, I think it's a waste of government money.

Right face!

Forward march!

After the cordial welcome to the Corps...

... comes the job of turning boys into men.

About face!

Face left.

Ready, front!

Let's get that hat down!

Cut down that belt!

Pull up your pants, son!

- You want that button?

- Yes, sir.

- Did you shave this morning?

- I shaved twice, sir.

You didn't slip up and put a blade

in the razor, did you?

A blade, sir? No, sir.

Us full-blooded Indians never shave.

The Marine Corps says you gotta shave

every morning whether you need it or not!

The Indian love call.

We've got a wise guy in our midst.

You guys must need some exercise.

All right. Right face!

Forward, hut!

Double-time, hut!

Lift them up! Hut!

Come on, step it up, you guys. Move!

So it goes from sunup to sundown.

Days turn into weeks.

They learn that the price

of the green uniform comes high.

Move! Get the lead out, you meatheads!


Then suddenly, you're beginning to learn the

lesson the instructor has been pounding in.

There's no place for stragglers

in the Marine Corps.


Left oblique! Huh!

File out, file out.

Right oblique! Huh!

To the rear. Huh!

And you're sure that yours

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Leon Uris

Leon Marcus Uris (August 3, 1924 – June 21, 2003) was an American author of historical fiction who wrote two bestselling books, Exodus (published in 1958) and Trinity (published in 1976). more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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