Oscar Movies: Above and Beyond (1953)

Oscar Alert

This MGM War film was nominated for two Oscars:

Motion Picture Story: Beirne Lay 
Dramatic Scoring: Hugo Friedhofer.

The story of Colonel Paul Thibbetts (played by a stiff Robert Taylor), the pilot of the plane that dropped the bomb on Hiroshima, tries to combine combat sequences with domestic chapters about Thibbetts and his wife (Eleanor Parker), who resents the secretive nature of his mission.
Oscar Context:

The Oscar for Motion Picture Story went to Ian mcLellan Hunter (who was the front for the blacklisted writer Dalton Trumbo).  Composer Bronislav Kaper won the Scoring for the musical drama “Lili,” starring Leslie Caron.