The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell

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The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell ★★★ One-Man Mutiny 1955

Terrific courtroom drama depicts the se cret trial of Billy Mitchell, head of the Army Air Service in the 1920s, who predicted the role of airpower in subsequent warfare and the danger of war with Japan. Mitchell incurred the wrath of the military by publicly faulting the lack of U.S. preparedness for invasion. Steiger is outstanding as the attorney; Cooper is great as Mitchell. Debut for Montgomery. 100m/C VHS, DVD . Gary Cooper, Charles Bickford, Ralph Bellamy, Rod Steiger, Elizabeth Montgomery, Fred Clark, James Daly, Jack Lord, Peter Graves, Darren McGavin, Robert F. Simon, Jack Perrin, Charles Dingle; D: Otto Preminger; C: Sam Leavitt.

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