The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell

The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell

Gary Cooper
Director: Otto Preminger Cast: Gary Cooper
Gary Cooper
, Charles Bickford
Charles Bickford
, Ralph Bellamy
Ralph Bellamy
Otto Preminger

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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 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.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/30/2013
UPC: 0887090066907
Original Release: 1955
Rating: NR
Source: Olive Films
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:40:00
Sales rank: 12,565

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gary Cooper Brig.-Gen. William Mitchell
Charles Bickford Gen. James Guthrie
Ralph Bellamy Congressman Frank Reid
Rod Steiger Maj. Allen Gullion
Elizabeth Montgomery Margaret Lansdowne
Fred Clark Col. Moreland
James Daly Col. Herbert A. White
Jack Lord Cmdr. Zachary Lansdowne
Peter Graves Capt. Elliott
Darren McGavin Russ Peters
Charles Dingle Sen. Fullerton
Dayton Lummis Gen. Douglas MacArthur
Tom McKee Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker
Steve Roberts Maj. Carl Spaatz
Robert Brubaker Maj. H.H. Arnold
Phil Arnold Fiorella La Guardia
Ian Wolfe Calvin Coolidge
Will Wright Adm. William S. Sims
Steve Holland Stu Stewart
Adam Kennedy Yip Ryan
Carleton Young Gen. Pershing's Aide
Charles Anthony Hughes Actor
Mike Lally Reporter
Robert Simon Adm. Adam Gage
Robert B. Williams Reporter Tuttle
Joel Smith Actor
Peter Adams Officer
Griff Barnett Civilian Steno
Charles Chaplin Reporter
William Fox Reporter
William Henry Officer
Herbert Heyes Gen.John J. Pershing
Edna Holland Woman Secretary
Edward Keane Court Judge
Cy Malis Reporter
John Maxwell Court Judge
George Mayon Reporter
Ewing Mitchell Court Judge
Jack Perrin Court Reporter
Max Wagner Sergeant Major
Gregory Walcott Reporter Millikan
Frank Wilcox Officer Tom
William Forrest Commandant FSH
Dimitri Tiomkin Conductor

Technical Credits
Otto Preminger Director
Gordon Bau Makeup
Malcolm C. Bert Art Director
Folmar Blangsted Editor
Stan Jones Sound/Sound Designer
H.F. Koenekamp Special Effects
William L. Kuehl Set Decoration/Design
Emmett Lavery Original Story,Screenwriter
Sam Leavitt Cinematographer
USAF Res Keeney Consultant/advisor
Howard Shoup Costumes/Costume Designer
Milton Sperling Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter
Dimitri Tiomkin Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell
1. Chapter 1 [:12]
2. Chapter 2 [11:11]
3. Chapter 3 [10:06]
4. Chapter 4 [11:27]
5. Chapter 5 [9:37]
6. Chapter 6 [16:53]
7. Chapter 7 [8:12]
8. Chapter 8 [8:52]
9. Chapter 9 [24:06]

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