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Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell

Format: DVD     Release Date: 12/16/2003
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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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Side #1 --

1. Main Title/The Records [:01]
2. The Case for the Air Force [1:51]
3. Bad Test, Worse Orders [6:21]
4. The Problem With the Book [5:28]
5. Results and Consequences [4:48]
6. Politics Vs. The Army [2:54]
7. "A Calculated Risk" [5:51]
8. Statement to the Press [6:22]
9. Counsel's Advice [3:22]
10. Fair Trial? [2:28]
11. "Fine Place to Hide a Trial" [2:58]
12. The Prosecution Begins [2:56]
13. New Plan...Filibuster [5:37]
14. No Deal, But... [4:10]
15. ...A Potential Witness [4:07]
16. Doing Her Duty [2:21]
17. A Question of Relevance [5:02]
18. The Defense's Case [3:11]
19. Billy on the Stand [8:00]
20. The Cross-Examination [2:13]
21. The Verdict [16:41]
22. "Thank You, Gentlemen" [2:11]
  • Format: DVD
  • Release Date: December 16, 2003
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Region: 1
  • Studio: Republic Pictures
  • Length: 100 minutes
  • Sound: Monaural
  • Format: Pan & Scan
  • Discs: 1
  • UPC: 017153144307
  • Product ID: 2318946
  • Genre: Drama

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