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Above and Beyond (1952) was a War - Biographical Film directed by Melvin Frank and Norman Panama and produced by Melvin Frank and Norman Panama.

Academy Awards 1953 --- Ceremony Number 26 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - ScoringHugo FriedhoferNominated
Best WritingBeirne Lay, Jr.Nominated
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Above and Beyond (1952)

By Beatrice on Sep 27, 2015 From Flickers in Time

Above and Beyond Directed by Melvin Frank and Norman Panama Written by Frank, Panama, and Beirne Lay Jr.; story by Lay 1952/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing/Amazon Instant This account of preparation to drop the first atomic bomb seems to have been pretty heavily fictionalized. ?There̵... Read full article


Above and Beyond(1952). Story about Pilot Paul Tibbets.

By Dawn on Apr 22, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Above and Beyond (1952). The film is about Paul Tibbets, the pilot of the first aircraft to drop an atomic bomb. Cast: Robert Taylor , Eleanor Parker and James Whitmore. Brent believes that Paul, an Army Air Corps pilot, is the man for an important job and orders him to leave Africa and return to t... Read full article


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The sequences showing the bombing of Hiroshima were lifted from another MGM film, The Beginning or the End, which was about the development and use of the first atomic bombs.
Paul Tibbets' biography indicates that Paul and Lucy Tibbets divorced in 1955, 3 years after the movie was released.
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