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Col. Charles M. Trammell Jr., the film's technical advisor, was a lawyer, graduating from George Washington University Law School in 1937. During World War II, he served in the Army in North Africa, France and Germany and received the Bronze Star for developing personnel security methods. He later was on active duty in the Korean War and served in the Army Reserve until 1972. He worked for the IRS and then the Department of Defense from 1946 until his retirement in 1973. He died in 2006 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetary, along with his wife of 70 years who passed in 2007. See more »
The two soldiers who load Captain Hall's stretcher into the medical vehicle at the airport have no rank insignia, ribbons, or shoulder patches on their uniforms. See more »
Paul Newman has impressed me in "Cool Hand Luke" and in this film his performance ranges from the "cool" to the frail man in the duration of the movie.
Among films based on courtroom trials this one is remarkable. It rates alongside Bruce Beresford's Australian film "Breaker Morant" and the British film "Term of Trial."
A major feather in the cap is the ending, which is a clever touch by the director Arnold Laven. Any other ending would have made the film less poignant.
The development of the relationship between Newman's character and that of Annie Francis' Aggie is again worthy of note. Lee Marvin's small role catches your attention though it is not his finest by any measure.
All in all this film should be given more publicity, as the theme is relevant today as it was when it was made.
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