Strategic Air Command is a 1955 American film directed by Anthony Mann. It stars James Stewart and June Allyson, and was released by Paramount Pictures.
James Stewart plays Robert “Dutch” Holland who is a professional baseball player with the St. Louis Cardinals. He is a B-29 bomber pilot during World War II, and also an officer on inactive status in the United States Air Force Reserve. He is recalled to active duty for 21 months during spring training in St. Petersburg, Florida. He reports to his posting at Carswell AFB, a bomber base in Fort Worth, Texas to qualify in the Convair B-36. He arrives in civilian clothing because his old uniforms are those of the old U.S. Army Air Forces, for which he is rebuked by General Hawkes (Frank Lovejoy), the commander of SAC. The General’s character is patterned after the real SAC commander of the time, General Curtis LeMay.
Dutch is given a staff ...More