Release Date: 1955
DVD Release Date: December 16th, 2003
Not Yet Rated|1 hr 40 min
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).
Director: Otto Preminger
Genres: Historical drama
Production Co: Warner Brothers/Seven Arts