The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell Poster

Release Date: 1955

DVD Release Date: December 16th, 2003

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
U.S. Col. Billy Mitchell (Gary Cooper) is a decorated World War I veteran airman frustrated by the military's mistreatment of the flying program. With military brass and many in the government still favoring battleships, Mitchell sees funding cut to aviation, resulting in the unnecessary deaths of pilots. When Mitchell publicly accuses his superiors of ineptitude, he is court-martialed. At the trial, Congressman Frank Reid (Ralph Bellamy) advises Mitchell, who faces Maj. Guillion (Rod Steiger).

Cast: Gary Cooper, Charles Bickford, Ralph Bellamy, Rod Steiger, Elizabeth Montgomery, Fred Clark, James Daly, Jack Lord

Director: Otto Preminger

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Warner Brothers/Seven Arts

Keywords: Sacrifice, Inspiring, Gripping, Rivalry, Tense, Rousing


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