The dropping of atom bombs on Japan to end WW II was first dealt with by MGM in THE BEGINNING OR THE END, but the studio had long wanted to deal with the intimate details of that earthshaking event, the story of the man who piloted the Enola Gay
to her destiny over Hiroshima, Paul Tibbets. In
what is a somewhat overlong production, Robert Taylor forcefully enacts the role as the steely nerved Air Force officer in charge of the operation. The film jockeys between the careful preparations to drop the delicate bomb (providing details that sometimes become tedious) and a fairly mushy love
affair between Taylor and Parker, his wife. Since he cannot reveal a tidbi...