With so many excellent TV plays being written by Paddy Chayefsky, Horton Foote, and Rod Serling, it's no wonder that the studios turned to the tube to make some films. In this case, it's an expanded version of a court-martial teleplay Serling wrote. Stern, who was later to write RACHEL,
RACHEL for Newman, did the adaptation, and the results were haphazard, although this picture and the almost simultaneous release of SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME made Newman a full-fledged star after a disastrous beginning in 1954's THE SILVER CHALICE. It was only a couple of years since the end of
the Korean Conflict, and there was a question as to why so many Americans collaborated w...