The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell ()

directed by Otto Preminger
featuring Gary Cooper, Charles Bickford, Ralph Bellamy, Rod Steiger, Elizabeth Montgomery

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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 ...

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Nov 5, 2010


I lived in WI near Bily Mitchell Field for years but never knew anything about the man. It took a trip to Alaska to find out that he has a very interseting history. His picture is hanging on the wall in a mining camp here. The owner of the camp told me about the movie.
Not a waste of time or money.

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