Twelve O'Clock High

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Released 1949

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Director:
Henry King
Released:
1949
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Twelve O'Clock High is a tense and emotional film about the rigors faced during the second World War. General Frank Savage (Gregory Peck) is forced to take over the command of a ragged and battle-weary group of fighter pilots, and whip them back into shape. Savage is a no-nonsense, venomous leader who uses the browbeating of his men to keep a safe emotional distance. The film takes a particularly candid look at the personal relationships between individual soldiers and the emotional hazards of war. There are some strikingly poignant scenes, especially in the heat of battle, that bring to light the bitter pills that many soldiers are forced to swallow in service of their country. One of the most highly regarded movies about WWII, Twelve O'Clock High uses actual war scenes of daylight bombing raids over Germany. Capturing the physical and the emotional rigors of warfare is no easy task, but this classic film does justice to the stark and rigid condition that often afflict those on the fighting front.moreless

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Richard Anderson

Richard Anderson

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Lawrence Dobkin

Lawrence Dobkin

Capt. Twombley

Kenneth Tobey

Kenneth Tobey

Sgt. Keller - Guard at Gate

Russ Conway

Russ Conway

Operations Officer

Paul Stewart

Paul Stewart

Capt. 'Doc' Kaiser

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Action & Adventure

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Military & War, Classics