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The Gallant Hours1960

The Gallant Hours (1960)





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This World War II drama depicts more cerebral jousting than actual battle scenes. Admiral Halsey (James Cagney) and Japanese Admiral Hamamoto (James T. Goto) engage in a life and death chess game in the South Pacific in the days leading up to the battle of Guadalcanal.

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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 Adm. Ghormley
Walter Sande
as Capt. Horace Keys
Karl Swenson
as Capt. Bill Bailey
Vaughan Taylor
as Cmdr. Mike Pulaski
Harry Landers
as Capt. Joe Foss
Richard Carlyle
as Fr. Gehring
James T. Goto
as Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto
James Yagi
as Rear Adm. Jiro Kobe
John R. McKee
as Lt. Harrison Ludlum
John Zaremba
as Maj. Gen. Harmon
Carleton Young
as Col. Evans Carlson
William Schallert
as Capt. Tom Lanphier
Nelson Leigh
as Adm. Callaghan
Sydney Smith
as Adm. Scott
Herbert C. Lytton
as Adm. Murray
Selmer Jackson
as Adm. Chester Nimitz
Tyler McVey
as Adm. Ernest J. King
Maggie Magennis
as Red Cross Girl
Selmar Jackson
as Adm. Chester Nimitz
Art Gilmore
as Narrator
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Aside from Cagney's gritty performance, the subdued biopic, shot in black-and-white and in an episodic semi-documentary style, lacks oomph and muscle.

July 21, 2013 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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Jimmy's fine but this is plodding and dull.

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