Peck is awesomely wooden in the title role of a 1944 Air Force psychiatrist. The action takes place during the waning months of WW II and consists of three integrated stories of Peck's patients, as well as the obligatory romance with a nurse (Dickinson). Peck is simultaneously treating
Darin, a much-decorated noncommissioned officer who feels that he is a coward for having deserted a pal in a spiraling aircraft; Albert, the colonel who can't stop torturing himself for sending so many men to their deaths on various missions; and Duvall, a man obsessed by guilt about a year of the
war spent hidden in a basement in Nazi territory. Tony Curtis provides the comic relief...