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The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell [Blu-ray] [1955]

  • SKU: 21519496
  • Release Date: 07/30/2013
  • Rating: NR
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    The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell
    In this 1955 Otto Preminger film, Gary Cooper stars as World War I hero Brigadier General Billy Mitchell. The film recounts Mitchell's efforts to prove the viability of a strong air force. The hidebound military higher-ups refuse to finance aviation any further, figuring that the strength of the United States lies in its navy. When a friend is killed by flying a faulty plane, Mitchell charges the War and Navy department with incompetence and criminal negligence. When the brass tries to quietly court-martial Mitchell, they are forced into the open by the strength of public opinion, largely in Mitchell's favor. Subjected to the grilling of prosecutor Alan Guillon (Rod Steiger) during his trial, Mitchell sticks to his guns, even outlining a potential Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor unless the military wises up and strengthens its air power. Elizabeth Montgomery makes her film debut in the role of Margaret Landsdowne. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Gary Cooper
      Gary Cooper - Brig.-Gen. William Mitchell
    • Charles Bickford
      Charles Bickford - Gen. James Guthrie
    • Ralph Bellamy
      Ralph Bellamy - Congressman Frank Reid
    • Rod Steiger
      Rod Steiger - Maj. Allen Gullion
    • Elizabeth Montgomery
      Elizabeth Montgomery - Margaret Lansdowne



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      A true visionary, Billy Mitchell. Some people will do whatever it takes to make people, and governments, understand the true potential of things that they take for granted.

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