As he was preparing to assume his first command, U.S. Naval officer John Hoskins (Sterling Hayden) lost his right foot in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Willfully refusing the service's efforts to retire him, he would rehabilitate himself─and rise to Rear Admiral for his duty in World War II and Korea. Stirring military biopic co-stars Alexis Smith, Dean Jagger, Ben Cooper, Virginia Grey. 103 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.