The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell Reviews

October 5, 2020
A quintessential Gary Cooper role in this portrait of the forgotten father of modern aviation, the sort of picture Golden Age Hollywood churned out with surprising speed and skill.
February 5, 2018
With Cooper as the crusading officer, one is never in any doubt as to the correctness and sincerity of his views (Mitchell was posthumously rehabilitated in 1947), while Steiger puts in one of his inimitably flashy performances as the prosecuting attorney
August 24, 2012
Though not one of Preminger's stronger films, it's still worth seeing this fact-based courtroom drama starring Gary Cooper.
September 5, 2009
The only certainty that remains is the need to ask questions
October 23, 2007
Away from the courtroom, the film is less riveting, though Cooper is consistently impressive.
October 23, 2007
Low-key and earnest but slow like molasses.
October 23, 2007
The picture is a real kick in the shins for the cult of blind military obedience and the lesson which is laid on the line relates to Pearl Harbor.
February 14, 2005
The courtroom dramatics are the heart of the film and are done in a brilliant no-nonsense way.