A gripping psychological study of war's effects, starring Holden as Lt. Harry Brubaker, a family man called back to active duty who feels he has already done enough for his country in WW II and resents the Korean War's intrusion on his life with wife Nancy (Kelly) and their kids. Still a
military man, however, Brubaker heeds the requests of his admiral (March) and doggedly goes about his duty as a pilot, spending long idle stretches aboard a battleship. The narrative drives toward the climactic bombing of the five bridges of Toko-Ri, which span a strategic pass in Korea's
interior. Along the way Holden and Kelly share some effective and intimate scenes together, an...