Battle Cry has ratings and reviews. Matthew said: This book is for the Marine Corps what Tales of the South Pacific was for the Navy: a great. Battle Cry is the riveting Marine epic by the bestselling author of such classics as Trinity and ExodusOriginally published in , Leon Uris’s Battle Cry is the. It’s terrific: Perhaps there is less searching for the beast in man than in The Naked and the Dead, less uncovering of basic disillusions than in.

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Battle Cry

Oct 16, Marc Leroux rated it it was amazing Shelves: I served 8 years batttle the Marine Corps. Heflin is a tough man, but a caring commander.

Spikeopath 1 August Originally published inLeon Uris’s Battle Cry is the raw and exciting story of men at war from a legendary American author.

At times it has an air of cheerful and nostalgic camaraderie, at other times it studies leadership, and other times still it seems to question the entire institution of the army. And with great production values, “Battle Cry” deserves to be seen at least lson by serious viewers. Leon Uris joined the Marines at age 17 and fought on Guadalcanal urjs Tarawa.

It was a worldwide best-seller, translated into a dozen languages, and was made into a feature film instarring Paul Newman, directed by Otto Preminger, as well as into a short-lived Broadway musical 12 previews, 19 performances in He then went to Warner Brothers in Hollywood helping to write the movie, which was extremely popular with the public, if not the critics.

Some of the ‘liberty’ scenes battke pretty good.

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I do think the plot structure trends repetitive. Heflin remains mostly in the background until the action sequences begin to overtake some of the romantic drama. That novel would be Exodus, which came out in and became his best known work. Not the thrilling war story I was expecting. He said it was his favorite book when he was younger. This is one of the best of a whole slew of WW2 films that were made in the 50’s, some others of which are also very good.


That “Mac” voice-over functions only leln skim over the various undeveloped plot points and make the odd trite comment on ugis picture’s woolly themes. Their stay in New Zealand for example sounds like a good ol time, but the gloom of future combat hangs above them. One of Hollywood’s handsomest men, his considerable ugis charms are revealed in a scene in which his itchy uniform containing straw from a hayride is replaced by swim trunks that are about 4 sizes too big!

Director Raoul Walsh, despite clearly being a bit phased by urie wider aspect ratio, shows his usual visual flair.

And then just having to live in icy muck or tropical insect swarms suddenly gets much worse when the you-know-what hits the fan: He finally got what he wanted, and his battalion paid a heavy price for his prize – Gattle. I never heard of “pogy bait” before or after I was in the military.

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Raoul Walsh who may have directed more good action films than anyone else, did Battle Cry as a tribute to the 2nd and 4th Marine Divisions who fought lron very battle bsttle the Pacific Theater of World War II. Walsh, for the first half, spins all the character arcs together, carefully focusing on the psychological aspects of soldiering, but it’s just too talky; and in truth the second half drags at a snails pace until the flame throwers start to light up the sky.

After reaching their destination, he decides to do the return journey as well, pushing the men to their leonn. The movie becomes more focused when the recruits pass through boot camp and join the battalion that takes them to war.

Van Heflin as Major Huxley, the commanding officer, gives the standout performance in this film, providing the right combination of toughness and compassion as the professional given the job of moulding boys into marines. It’s a lovingly painted portrait that reads very easily and holds the attention well over nigh-on pages. bqttle

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Up on the lines it gets worse. This is a really awesome war book. The boys of the 6th Marines lived and loved hard because each to a man knew that the “Whores” len not promised tomorrow.


My dad insisted I read this book. Perhaps there is less searching for the beast in man than in The Naked and the Dead, less uncovering of basic disillusions than in From Here to Eternity, less integration of plot and character than in The Caine Mutiny, but indubitably it shares some of the greatness of each. When the worst thing the drill instructor can call the new recruits at boot camp is “Meatheads”, you know that the movie is pulling its punches.

This movie probably shouldn’t be shown as a recruiting film for the Marine Corps. By today’s standards, there are no real special effects, but what little are in the film are state-of-the-art for the time. Jul 28, Kirsten rated it really liked it Shelves: Coming out of the service, he worked for a newspaper, writing in his spare time. The rest of the cast is solid and their plot lines are almost as enjoyable. He also wrote the screenplays for Battle Cry and Gunfight at the O.

Making the connection between being a soldier and being human. Battle Cry is a novel by American writer Leon Urispublished in I “relived the book” several times during basic training and I was in the Air Force.

For example, anyone who has seen a handful of 50s war movies will be used to being distracted by the odd bit of scratchy stock footage, but Battle Cry even uses black-and-white stock footage, as if someone really thought that would blend seamlessly with the Technicolor. I first discovered it over 25 years ago and I still keep going back to it to read it again. Paperbackpages. It looks as if various boxes were ticked to make it marketable including a rather tepid rehash of the famous From Here to Eternity beach scene but nothing that would make it really exceptional, and there are some glaring bits of unprofessionalism.