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The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell

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In this 1955 Otto Preminger film, [[Performer~P223908~Gary Cooper~garycooper]] 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...more

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