Yup, low-key and earnest but slow like molasses. Courtroom drama features Coop as the visionary and much-maligned Billy Mitchell who, in 1925, was placed on secret military trial for accusing the Army of being unprepared for invasion and predicting a US bombing by the Japanese. There's not
much action aside from the courtroom antics, but the Oscar-nominated Milton Sperling-Emmet Lavery screenplay and the powerful and dignified performance of Cooper might hold you until Steiger's late entrance as a hateful prosecutor sparks proceedings. The many real-life figures--General Douglas
MacArthur, Fiorello La Guardia, Admiral William S. Sims, Major Carl Spaatz, President C...