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Halls of Montezuma (1950) was a War - Adventure Film directed by Lewis Milestone and produced by Robert Bassler.

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Sgt. Randolph Johnson: Wasn't there a comment by your General Sherman about war?
Lt. Butterfield: Yeah, he said, "War is Hell." What did he know, that eight-ball never left the States.


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'The Los Angeles Times' announced on 27 January 1949 that this movie would be starring Dana Andrews, Paul Douglas and Anne Baxter. However, none of these actors ended up being in this picture.
This US Marines war movie was apparently studio head Darryl F. Zanuck and 20th Century Fox's response to Warner Brother's earlier US Marines war movie, Sands of Iwo Jima which was made a year prior to this film. Both movies utilized filming at the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base, Oceanside, California, USA.
The meaning and relevance of this movie's title Halls of Montezuma is that it represents the first line of the official hymn of the United States Marine Corps which is known as the Marine's Hymn. This song is the oldest official song in the United States military. The first few lines go like this: "From the Halls of Montezuma,To the shores of Tripoli;We fight our country's battlesIn the air, on land, and sea;First to fight for right and freedomAnd to keep our honor clean;We are proud to claim the titleOf United States Marine." The second line, To the Shores of Tripoli is also an American military movie as well.
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