Above and Beyond
Warner Archive Collection (series)
Col. Paul Tibbetts was the man who piloted the Enola Gay, the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in WWII.
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 2 hours, 2 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: May 5, 2009
- Originally Released: 1952
- Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Robert Taylor, Eleanor Parker, James Whitmore, Larry Keating, Larry Gates & Jim Backus|
|Directed by||Melvin Frank & Norman Panama|
Rating: C+ -- Though the story of Col. Paul Thibbetts (Robert Taylor), the pilot who dropped the bomb on Hirsohima, is interesting, the movie is compromised by having too many domestic scenes with his wife (Eleanor Parker). Full Review
Rating: B- -- Spirited flag-waver about doing a controversial mission beyond one's duty. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
The story is told with an admirable blend of excitement and decent sobriety. Full Review
Description by OLDIES.com:
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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