Adm. Jonathan Scott (Gary Cooper) has spent his entire naval career touting the value of aircraft carriers. His experiences as a pilot reinforce his belief that aviation is a key component of any successful military, though his superiors largely ignore him. When an encounter with a high-ranking diplomat turns ugly, Scott is demoted to pushing papers in a dead-end administrative job. Everything changes when the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor and Scott is offered the chance to prove he's right.
Director: Delmer Daves
Producer: Jerry Wald
Cast: Gary Cooper, Jane Wyatt, Walter Brennan, Wayne Morris, Julie London, Bruce Bennett, Jack Holt, Stanley Ridges, John Ridgely, Richard Rober, Art Baker, Moroni Olsen, Harlan Warde, James Holden, Rory Mallinson, John Gallaudet and Kenneth Tobey