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Above and Beyond [DVD] [1952]

SKU:18951778
Release Date:05/05/2009
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    Above and Beyond
    Above and Beyond is the story of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, as told from the perspective of the man who flew the mission. Robert Taylor stars as Col. Paul Tibbetts, commander of the Enola Gay. Once selected for this extremely dangerous mission, Tibbetts must hand-pick a crew worthy of the task. He is also forced to keep his mission a closely guarded secret, even unto withholding all information from his loving and patient wife Lucey (Eleanor Parker). The film concentrates on the strain placed upon Tibbetts, his crew and their families in the crucial days before the "big drop". The bombing itself is handled with taste and decorum, though the horror and mixed emotions of the moment are brilliantly conveyed on the faces of Tibbetts and his men. Above and Beyond represents a rare noncomedy endeavor from the writer-director team of Melvin Frank and Norman Panama. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Robert Taylor
      Robert Taylor - Col. Paul Tibbets
    • Eleanor Parker
      Eleanor Parker - Lucy Tibbets
    • James Whitmore
      James Whitmore - Maj. Uanna
    • Larry Keating
      Larry Keating - Maj. Gen. Vernon C. Brent
    • Larry Gates
      Larry Gates - Capt. Parsons




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