In real life, Robert Oppenheimer was the scientific head of the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built. General Leslie Groves was in overall command of it. This film reenacts the project with an emphasis on their relationship. Written by
The story of the extraordinary people who changed our world.
Did You Know?
J. Robert Oppenheimer
, portrayed in the film by Dwight Schultz
, was the first director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, holding the position during the lab's first years between 1943 and 1945. See more
In one view General Groves is shown wearing the Good Conduct ribbon. This was unlikely because he was a West Point graduate so had no enlisted service of the required 36 months as an enlisted soldier. See more
Gen. Leslie R. Groves
Gotta come down out of the clouds gentlemen, and get into the business... of winning the war.
Brown Jug Swing
Written by Joseph Winner
(as J.E. Winner)
Arranged by Garnett Brown See more