Above and Beyond

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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.

  1. Beirne Lay Jr.

    Story, Writer

  2. Norman Panama

    Director, Writer

  3. Melvin Frank

    Director, Writer

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  1. Robert Taylor

    Robert Taylor

    LtCol Paul W. Tibbets

  2. Eleanor Parker

    Eleanor Parker

    Lucey Tibbets

  3. James Whitmore

    James Whitmore

    Maj William M. Uanna

  4. Larry Keating

    Larry Keating

    MajGen Vernon C. Brent

  5. Larry Gates

    Larry Gates

    Capt William Parsons

  6. Marilyn Erskine

    Marilyn Erskine

    Marge Bratton

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 2m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • December 31, 1952



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