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Above and Beyond (1952)

Approved | | Action, Biography, Drama | 2 January 1953 (USA)
Col. Paul Tibbetts piloted the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in World War 2.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lucey Tibbets
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Maj. William 'Bill' M. Uanna - Security Officer, Operation Silverplate
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Maj. Gen. Vernon C. Brent
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Capt. William 'Deak' Parsons, USN
Marilyn Erskine ...
Marge Bratton
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Maj. Harry Bratton, Co-Pilot B-29 Tests
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Gen. Samuel E. Roberts (Tibbets' CO in Africa)
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Dr. Ramsey
Lawrence Dobkin ...
Dr. Van Dyke (as Larry Dobkin)
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Dr. Fiske
Jonathan Cott ...
Capt. Dutch van Kirk (Navigator, Enola Gay)
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Maj. Thomas Ferebee (Enola Gay Bombardier)
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Capt. Robert A. Lewis (Co-Pilot, Enola Gay)
John McKee ...
Staff Sergeant Wyatt E. Duzenbury, Enola Gay Flight Engineer
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Storyline

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. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The Love Story Behind The Billion Dollar Secret See more »


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2 January 1953 (USA)  »

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Eagle on His Cap  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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The Enola Gay is on permanent display at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. See more »

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The character Maj. Gen. Vernon C. Brent CO of 2nd Air Force, Colorado Springs, CO was actually Maj. Gen. Uzal Ent. The base in Colorado Springs was later named Ent Air Force Base in his memory. See more »

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5 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is the best production of the first A-bomb attack. Though Hollywood produce another shortly after the war and despite the cast, Brian Donlevy, as General Groves, and Robert Walker it was highly fictional.My late uncle served with Colonel Tibbits in the 509th and he said that Robert Taylor captured the colonel exactly. James Witmore is very effective as the security officer whose task is as difficult as Taylor's. The film captures the enormity of the task of developing the A-Bomb in almost total secrecy from the public and the enemy.The grimness of this is clearly shown throughout the movie. There is very little flag-waving in this picture and one does not fail to realize that the bombing was necessary to prevent a greater loss of life if the Japanese homeland was invaded.


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