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Twelve O'Clock High

Twelve O'Clock High(1949)

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Brief Synopsis

The head of a World War II bomber squadron cracks under the pressure.

Cast & Crew

Henry King Director
Gregory Peck [Brigadier] General [Frank] Savage
Hugh Marlowe Lt. Col. Ben Gately
Gary Merrill Col. [Keith] Davenport
Millard Mitchell General Pritchard
Dean Jagger Major [Harvey] Stovall
Robert Arthur Sgt. McIllhenny
Paul Stewart Capt. [Major] "Doc" Kaiser
John Kellogg Major [Joe] Cobb
Bob Patten Lt. [Jesse] Bishop
Lee MacGregor Lt. Zimmerman
Sam Edwards Birdwell
Roger Anderson Interrogation officer

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  World premiere in Los Angeles: 21 Dec 1949; New York opening: 26 Jan 1950.
Release Date:  1949 Production Date:  AFI; UCLA
16mm safety; 4 reels of 4 (ca. 64000 ft.); and 2 videodiscs of 2
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Sound:  Mono (Western Electric Recording) Production Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Duration(mins):  132-133 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  11,914    
Duration(reels):  14    

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  • A Film of Instructional Value for Leadership

    Dan Desjardins 2018-05-11

    I cannot recall when I first saw this film, but do recall that in 1982 "Twelve O'Clock High" (1949) was a film selected by the United States... MORE>

  • Powerful film

    Moose 2018-02-18

    No propaganda here. Just grim reality of men trying to cope and struggle with each day of impending death. The early scene of Dean Jagger peddling out to... MORE>

  • A Disappointing Omission

    David H. 2017-05-28

    I'm disappointed that Command Decision was not included in your Clark Gable retrospective this month or the Memorial Day Marathon. Like Twelve... MORE>