Easy to see why the Academy loved this one. Brilliant depiction of military corruption and an incredibly moving biopic at the same time. Muni's famous courtroom speech is spellbinding, and really shows his often unparalleled depths as an actor. It's hard to fathom this is the same man from ...Chain Gang and Scarface. Can't believe its taken me so long to see this one honestly. Essential old Hollywood.
Though the film involves a man few remember today, his story is as resonant now as it was in his time. A courageous biopic in the classic mold, wherein the boo-hiss machinations of the antagonists are balanced by Paul Muni's strong, affectionate performance.