Above and Beyond 1952 DVD - Robert Taylor / Eleanor Parker

By Stock Code: 999
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About This Product

The story of Colonel Paul Tibbets, the pilot of the Enola Gay, the bomber that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Although unaware of the full potential of this new weapon, he knows that it is capable of doing tremendously more damage than any other weapon used before, and that the death toll resulting from it will be enormous. He is reluctant to be the person who will end so many lives, but if using it may bring an end to the war, then not doing so may result in even more lives being lost in continued ground assaults as the fighting goes on. At the same time, the intense secrecy surrounding this mission leaves him with no one he can express his thoughts and doubts to, not even his wife. As time goes on, the pressure upon him only increase. 

Cast

Robert Taylor as Colonel Paul W. Tibbets, 509th Composite Group Commanding Officer and pilot of the Enola Gay
Eleanor Parker as Lucy Tibbets
James Whitmore as Major Bill Uanna (Security Officer, Operation Silverplate)
Larry Keating as Major General Vernon C. Brent (fictional stand-in for Maj Gen Uzal Girard Ent)
Larry Gates as Captain William "Deak"' Parsons, USN
Marilyn Erskine as Marge Bratton
Stephen Dunne as Major Harry Bratton, (fictional) co-pilot during B-29 tests
Robert Burton as Brigadier General Samuel E. Roberts (Tibbets' fictional CO in Africa)
Hayden Rorke as Dr. Norman Ramsey
Lawrence Dobkin as Dr. Van Dyke (as Larry Dobkin)
Jim Backus as Major General Curtis E. LeMay
Christopher Olsen as Paul Tibbets Jr. (son) (as Christie Olsen)
Sidney and Ernest Sittig as Baby Tibbets (son)

Runtime: 122 Minutes