Robert Taylor ("Ivanhoe") delivers a powerful performance as the pilot of the Enola Gay who dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Troubled by his actions, he struggles to cope with his guilt and his marriage. Based on the true story of Col. Paul Tibbets. Co-starring Oscar-nominees James Whitmore ("Battleground") and Eleanor Parker ("Interrupted Melody").
An account of WWII's Operation Silverplate, the B-29 unit chosen to drop the first atomic bomb over Hiroshima, and the effect it had on the pilot's own personal life. Academy Award Nominations: 2, including Best Motion Picture Story.
"Above and Beyond" depicts the events leading up to the use of the first atomic bomb at the end of World War II. Colonel Paul Tibbetts is chosen by the Air Force to test the new long-range planes and to prepare a top-secret air corps in anticipation of the bombing of Hiroshima.
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World War II
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